BMS performance of Les Misérables is available to view for ‘one day more’

Simon Whitaker as the policeman, Javert

The Bedford Modern School (BMS) production of Les Misérables, originally performed at the school in 2014, is being streamed today on their website.

The spectacular performance, which was staged as part of the School’s 250th anniversary, stars Simon Whitaker as Javert. Simon went on to make his West End debut in Phantom of the Opera in 2019.

Set in 19th Century France, this classic tale based on the novel by Victor Hugo follows Jean Valjean, an escaped criminal, as he attempts to rebuild his life against a backdrop of civil unrest, and the policeman Javert who has dedicated his life to tracking him down.

The 2014 BMS cast includes Tom Robinson (stage name Tom Hext) as Jean Valjean, Fergus Dale as Marius, Simon Whitaker as Javert, Samantha Kirby as Fantine, and David Hall as Thenardier.

Co-Director of the 2014 show, Rachael Bradley, said: “Les Misérables is a very special show, and this production had an extraordinarily talented cast – many of them have gone to study or work in the industry.

“I’m thrilled that we are able to share it with a new audience during these difficult times.”

Featuring unforgettable music against a sweeping narrative, Les Misérables is not to be missed.

The production will be available to view for free between 00:00 and 23:59 on Saturday 06 February 2021 at

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