The cast of Les Miserables are ready to sing for the South Burnett community, in the production run by the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society.
The cast of Les Miserables are ready to sing for the South Burnett community, in the production run by the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society. Sue Dowideit-Reiger

Renowned musical comes to Kingaroy

COME and hear the people sing at the South Burnett production of the musical Les Miserables.

A cast of 76 singers from the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society will be bringing Kingaroy the world's longest running musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.

Lead role Jean Valjean, also known as prisoner 24601, is played by Kendall Siddans who has been singing with the group for 10 years, and this will be his 17th show in the South Burnett.

"I enjoy singing, so there's a technical aspect I enjoy about the role of Jean Valjean that's quite challenging,” he said.

The group has received new people for the production, which is very common for the bigger shows, he said.

Warren Wintour will play Javert, and Ani Garlick and Maddie Wintour will be performing as Cosette, alongside Laura Cobos and Jordy Green in their role of Eponine.

Jane Iszlaub and Linda Hall will play the lead female role of Fantine, performing the musical's famous song 'I dreamed a dream.'

The musical is set against the backdrop of 19th century France and tells a timeless testimony of the survival of the human spirit.

Les Miserables tells the story of a prisoner who breaks his parole, and is hunted by the ruthless police inspector Javert.

The show follows this journey, whilst he cares for the young daughter of one of his factory workers.

The musical has been seen by more than 70 million people across 44 countries and in 22 different languages around the globe, and is now coming to the South Burnett.

The show is still breaking box-office records and the original London production celebrates its 33rd anniversary at the end of this year.

The show will run from Friday May 18 to Sunday May 27, with evening and matinee performances in the Kingaroy Town Hall.

Concert tickets start from $20 for students and concessions and $25 for adult tickets and can be booked online.

Children under five accompanied by a ticket holding adult will have free admission.

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