Opera and musical theatre enthusiast Adam joins RATz Youth cast of Les Misérables school edition

The Musicians cast; Lewis Barnard, Thenardier; Chloe Phillips-Bartlett, Madame Thenardier; Cerys Pud

The Musicians cast; Lewis Barnard, Thenardier; Chloe Phillips-Bartlett, Madame Thenardier; Cerys Pudgsley, Fantine; James Aviss, Javert - Credit: Archant

RATz Youth, the Angles Theatre’s in-house amateur company, will perform a school edition of Les Misérables from Friday 1 to Saturday 9 April.

The Musicians cast; Edward O'Connor, Valjean; Holly Chaplain, Cosette; Adam Brown, Marius

The Musicians cast; Edward O'Connor, Valjean; Holly Chaplain, Cosette; Adam Brown, Marius - Credit: Archant

“Rehearsals are going well,” said Emlyn Moment, “except for one major issue.

“RATz had problems casting one of the lead roles, the character Marius, played by Eddie Redmayne in the recently released film.

“With just under one month to go, a young man, Adam Brown, joined the company on Sunday, as Marius.

“Adam is an experienced opera and musical theatre enthusiast who became friends with RATz Chloe Phillips-Bartlett, who is playing Madame Thenardier, at a Gilbert and Sullivan festival in Harrogate last summer.

The Musicians cast; Rebecca Phillips-Bartlett, Eponine; Clodagh Williams, Gavroche; Thomas Gregory,

The Musicians cast; Rebecca Phillips-Bartlett, Eponine; Clodagh Williams, Gavroche; Thomas Gregory, Enjolras - Credit: Archant


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“He is prepared to travel down from Knaresborough in Yorkshire to rehearse and to perform,” added Mr Moment.

“He proved to be an excellent singer and actor and we are extremely pleased and grateful for his commitment.”

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