by Rose Rushe
STUDENTS of Mary Immaculate College make up the drama corps MIDAS who make a brave staging of the ‘Les Miserables’ on campus at Lime Tree Theatre. Set aside time for this family favourite from March 25 to 27 at 11am and 8pm daily, closing Saturday 28 at 8pm performance only.
With previous sell out success of this 500-seater for ‘CATS’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’, these young adults will rise to the Boulbil/ Shonberg epic, high notes and high water.
They are in good hands with the pioneering Dr Michael Finneran producing, Noel Lennon for musical direction and Lisa Simcox, a third year student, directing.
Set in the early 1800s, we know the story of peasant Jean Valjean who spent a score of years in gaol for stealing a loaf for his famished niece. He breaks for the border, joins with a mighty band of people but has to wrestle with Inspector Javert on his tail and the spectre of exposure.
Les Mis is known for musical theatre standards such as ‘On My Own’, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘Master of the House’ and ‘Do you Hear the People Sing?’
Naturally, you book at the college’s proscenium glory box-office or online at www.limetreetheatre.ie for Wednesday March 25 to Saturday 28.