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West End director works with cast

Tue, Nov 28th, 2023
Worth School

Students preparing for the upcoming Senior Drama production of Les Misérables had a treat last week as Sam Hiller, resident director of Les Misérables in the West End, came to Worth to pass on tips ahead of the show.

Mr Hiller spent two hours with the cast, giving them advice and helping them polish their performance ahead of opening night on Wednesday 6 December. Mr Hiller brought a wealth of experience with him, as his directing career also includes being resident director for The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), White Christmas (Sunderland Empire) and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (RTE, Dublin Concert Hall).

The Drama and Music departments at Worth regularly arrange performance masterclasses with visiting professionals. Other recent masterclasses have included actor Andy Owens, who is currently starring in Blood Brothers and came to Worth to talk to students studying the play for their exams. Another guest actor who visited Worth earlier this year was Layton Williams, who is currently a contestant in Strictly Come Dancing.

Worth’s production of Les Misérables takes place in the Performing Arts Centre on 6, 7 and 8 December and tickets are currently on sale at £15 each. The Friday night is already sold out but there are still tickets available for Wednesday and Thursday which can be obtained by emailing theatre@worth.org.uk

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