School tackles epic musical

Les Miserables cast members Mathew Coley, Megan Wills and Thomas Filmer Picture: Andrew Ritchie d399740
Les Miserables cast members Mathew Coley, Megan Wills and Thomas Filmer Picture: Andrew Ritchie d399740

The 16-year-olds said they were not surprised when they found out both of them were cast to play the role, staring in two performances each, because it had happened so often before.

‘It’s funny because even in Year 8 Megan and I have had to share our parts ” solos in choirs, plays,’ Jocelyn said.

The two girls even share the same dream of studying musical theatre at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.

However, the pair differ on their favourite part of their performances, for Megan it is the moment Eponine saves Jean Valjean and Cosette from her father, Monsieur Thenardier.

‘It’s a really climactic moment because her father’s sees her as a small child but she really stands up for herself,’ said Megan.

Jocelyn said her favourite moment was performing Only On My Own.

‘The part Eponine realises Marius doesn’t love her is so heart breaking because of this illusion she’s had her entire life,’ she said.

The cast of 85, accompanied by a 20- piece orchestra is the school’s first production in the new concert hall but director Angela Padley said although it would be a challenge, it would also be triumph.

Les Miserables will be performed from Wednesday to Friday at the Churchlands Concert Hall.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for concession. Visit trybooking.com.