Maynooth Post Primary School

Les Mis 17

Les Mis 17

The 23rd annual school musical was the prestigious ‘Les Miserables’.

Fionn O’Dwyer captivated the audience every night with his haunting rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ in his role as Jean Valjean. Seamus Milner perfectly portrayed the complex character of Javert who struggles with his belief in law and order and the hypocrisy of letting Valjean walk free. Ash Doherty-Madrigal’s moving performance of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ as Fantine tugged on the heartstrings of every audience member. Marius played by Brendan Nolan was faced with a crisis as he had to choose between his loyalties to his comrades in L’Armes de L’ABC and his strong love for Cosette. Abbie Doyle’s stellar performance as his soulmate Cosette showed us all that love can blossom even in bleak post revolution times. The Thernadiers were played by Ciara Fitzpatrick and Donal Wade.

Their uproarious rendition of ‘Master of the House’ provided some much needed comic relief in a predominantly serious production. Elena Giardini’s heart-breaking performance as Eponine showed the lengths that one goes to for true love which ultimately led to her tragic death at the barricade.

Tom Fagan’s powerful execution of his role as Enjolras, rallied his troops in the revolution as they strived for a better life, a better France. The street urchin Gavroche was played by Eoin Richardson. His cheeky performance entertained the audience but also highlighted the great imbalance between the rich and the poor in France. Overall ‘Les Miserables’ was a huge success. This was due to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved both on stage and off stage. Students and teachers worked tirelessly together on many different teams including construction, art and production.

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