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Stevenage Student Cast in London’s Longest Running Musical, Les Misérables

Les Misérables theatre in London
An amazing opportunity in Les Misérables for eight-year-old Stevenage student, Lily Mae

Last week, we announced the exciting news that Jigsaw Stevenage’s Lily Mae has been cast in a major West End musical.

After a successful agency workshop day earlier this year, Lily Mae impressed the Jigsaw Arts Management team which resulted in some exciting auditions. Lily Mae shone and everybody at Jigsaw was delighted to discover that she has been cast in Les Misérables, London’s longest running musical.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel, set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of French peasant Jean Valjean and his search for redemption after being imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving nephew. The English version of the musical opened on the West End in 1985!

Following the exciting news, we caught up with Lily Mae before her weekend drama, singing and dance classes:

How long have you been a student at Jigsaw?

I have been at Jigsaw for almost six years now and I am really enjoying everything we are doing.

Dance, drama or singing… which one is your favourite?

If I had to choose, it would be singing.

How do you feel about performing in the West End?

I feel really excited but nervous at the same time. But it is an amazing opportunity in the first place.

 

Performing arts classes for children in Stevenage

Jigsaw Stevenage offers dramasinging and dance classes for children aged 3-18. Every Saturday morning, children take to the stage with specialist performing arts classes. Classes are a wonderful way to build confidence and self-esteem and are always lots of fun. Join the conversation using the hashtag #JigsawArts. You can follow Jigsaw Stevenage on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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