“Can You Hear the People Sing?”
Aquinas Performing Arts students were out at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this week seeing Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables”. The show was fantastic and the students were a credit to the college. This Musical has so much to offer the audience as they are taken on a journey through the desperate world of Jean Valjean. The set design alone made this an amazing experience for the students. From the deck of a mighty ship, from a ramshackle inn to an entire village, multi-storey sets and props slide in and out with barely a creak or a groan. It’s all aided by projections that warp space and time and leave the audience feeling as though they have been swallowed by a surging river or sucked into a desolate sewer. There was so much to look at and appreciate about this show and both the singing and the choreography was stunning.