Ever marvel at an on-stage performance and think "I could do that"? Fans of the West End production of Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables now have a chance to prove their mettle. Aspiring actors and amateur dramatic enthusiasts alike are invited to take part in a three and a half day, non-residential Masterclass attached to the long-running musical.
Starting in March 1998, five courses will be held in central London where participants will work alongside members of the Les Miserables creative team, culminating in a closed performance on stage at the Palace Theatre. Sixty places are available on each course.
The Masterclasses are run by resident director, actors and technical members of the company and the programme includes: working on scenes from the show, including vocal, acting and movement skills; learning how a major West End musical progresses from drawing board to opening night; a detailed backstage tour of the theatre and discussions on the history of the show.
Each course costs £199 + VAT per person. Dates for the next five courses are 18-21 March, 25-28 March, 15-18 April, 22-25 April; 29 April - 2 May.
Plans are also underway to hold Masterclasses later this year on other shows produced by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.