Youth theatre company prepares for major production

Fearne Trigg, who shares the role of Little Cosette in the B&B Theatre Company production of Les Mis

Fearne Trigg, who shares the role of Little Cosette in the B&B Theatre Company production of Les Mis�rables � School Edition. Picture: The B&B Theatre Company. - Credit: Archant

A popular Lowestoft youth theatre company is set to stage a 'stunning show' next month.

The B&B Theatre Company will be performing their production of Les Misérables – School Edition at The Players Theatre at the Bethel in Battery Green Road, Lowestoft over Easter.

This is set to be the seventh production put on by the company, which was formed in 2010, with the aim of giving young people across Waveney a showcase for their talents in performing arts.

A stage production of the world famous musical has been lined up for a eight-performance run over Easter, from Tuesday, April 11 to Sunday, April 16.

The musical tells the epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption set against a nation in the throes of revolution.

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The production is being directed by Mim Coleman, choreographed by Charlotte Wood with musical direction from Frankie Ayers. It features a cast of 40 young people from across Waveney.

The B&B Theatre Company that was set up in August 2010, by five students who were then at Benjamin Britten High School. Since starting the group has made tremendous achievements, winning production awards and awards for their dedication and commitment to young people, and running and operating an organisation for young people by young people.

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Among them was Ryan Holt, 22, from Lowestoft, who is the chairman of The B&B Theatre Company and assistant director of the show.

An information evening and auditions were held in September, and Mr Holt said: 'We were overwhelmed with the talent of the young people that auditioned for the production. It's the biggest show we've ever produced.

'We're really excited to be presenting this production at the Players Theatre, as it is such a intimate venue where the actors can connect with the audience.

'It's going to be a stunning show.'

? Tickets are on sale this Friday via the box office on 01502 770020 or alternatively you can book online at

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