Brunswick local Ben Talbot has been cast as the lead character Jean Val Jean in the SWOC production Les Misérables. Having been in all 3 of the SWOC productions Talbot said he is now fulfilling a childhood dream which is playing the role of Jean Val Jean. “I am excited to be a part of Les Miserables as it is easily one of the best shows on the planet and has been for over 30 years.” “It will be one not to miss, as a cast we have poured our heart and soul into this and will deliver something spectacular!!
The 70+ South West cast and crew are excited to bring the timeless classic to a new generation. The production also features a live orchestra of local professional musicians under the musical direction of SWOC’s Marguerite Monagle.
Set in 19th century France. This epic and uplifting story tells of adversity, redemption, sacrifice, passion, greed, justice, unrequited love and broken dreams. A timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit, Les Misérables has become one the most celebrated and recognised musicals in theatrical history.
Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables sets the scene and the story for this enduringly popular show, but it is Boublil’s captivating music, with Kretzmer’s remarkable lyrics that make this a truly great musical. Come and hear it all performed by South West talent, including I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More, and Do You Hear the People Sing.
Les Misérables will be at BREC performing 6 shows from 11 September to 18 September.