Peter Lockyer, David Thaxton & More to Step Into West End’s Les Miz

first_img Rob Houchen, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Wendy Ferguson will continue their performances as Marius, Eponine and Madame Thenardier, respectively. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985.The story begins in 1815 as Jean Valjean, a man condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread, finds only hatred and suspicion when he is released on parole and breaks free, yearning for a new life. Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s score contains the signature numbers “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “One Day More.” View Comments Lockyer recently played the role of Jean Valjean in the 25th Anniversary North American tour of Les Miz, having previously taken on the role of Marius on Broadway. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Miss Saigon. Thaxton received a 2011 Olivier Award for his performance in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, and has appeared in the West End previously in Les Miz as Enjolras and in Love Never Dies as Raoul. Edden earned a Tony nod for One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway. Schoenmaker returns to Les Miz after making her West End debut as Fantine last year. Colbourne, who recently appeared in Follies at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, makes his West End debut as Enjolras. Fleming was a Dorothy finalist in BBC One’s Over the Rainbow. A new crew of convicts, inspectors, revolutionaries and more are getting ready to storm the barricades. The record-breaking West End production of Les Miserables will welcome Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Olivier Award winner David Thaxton as Javert, Tony nominee Tom Edden as Thenardier, Celinde Schoenmaker as Fantine, Michael Colbourne as Enjolras and Emilie Fleming as Cosette. The new cast members will take their first bow on June 16 at the Queen’s Theatre.last_img read more

Fourth straight for Grabouski at Thunder Hill

first_imgBy Larry Lowery Jr. MAYETTA, Kan. (June 21) – Jordan Grabouski logged his fourth straight win at Thunder Hill on Saturday in the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified division. It wasn’t as easy as it might have seemed, though.Grabouski started seventh and quickly worked his way to the front while Jeff Jones and Danny Holt were doing so from even deeper in the field. Jones started 11th and Holt started 19th.Late in the race a few yellows would give the Jones and Holt the break they needed to run up on Grabouski. Jones would have the best shot as he pulled up to Grabouski’s back bumper in the final corner but just couldn’t muster enough momentum to get by.In post-race tech, Jones was disqualified and Holt took over the second spot.The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature showed the fans a high car count on the sea­son of 17 and a solid first-time performance from Jason Wilkinson, who took home the win after starting 10th.Dusty Leonard became the first repeat winner in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMods. Leonard blasted to the front of the field and had a strong battle with eventual runner-up Jeremy Pittsenbarger.last_img read more

GCC humiliate Third Class, bowl them out for 15 runs in 40-over clash

first_img…. Easy win for MalteenoesGEORGETOWN Cricket Club (GCC) destroyed Third Class by 10 wickets yesterday when action continued in the New Building Society (NBS) 40-over second-division cricket competition between the two teams at the Bourda ground. The Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) also registered an easy win at home, when they challenged Diplomats Sports Club.At Bourda, it took just 10.4 overs and two bowlers to send Third Class crashing after the defending champions GCC won the toss and opted to field. Medium pacer Carlos LaRose and left-arm spinner Stephon Wilson did the damage.SIX RUNS OFF THE BATNone of the Third Class batsmen settled and the home team bowler just dropped the ball in the right spots.  Seven of the dismissals were either via lbw or clean-bowled.Extras accounted for over half of the 15 runs. In fact, only six runs came off the bat, with eight wides and one leg-bye.Two batsmen finished with two runs each, while two scored singles, the rest lost their wickets without scoring.LaRose finished with 6-6 from 5.4 overs, while Wilson picked up 4-6 from five overs.In reply, GCC attained victory in under four overs. Ronaldo Alimohamed belted 12 runs (1×4, 1×6) in quick time to register the 10-wicket win. At the Malteenoes ground, the home team made few mistakes in their battle against a nine-man Diplomats team.The visitors batted first and were restricted to 84 in 22.1 overs.Off-spinner Nichosie Barker led the attack with 4-13 from 3.1 overs to clean out the middle/lower order.Earlier, opening bowlers Dequan Murray and Mervin Permaul supported with two wickets each.Some of the visiting batsmen played a few shots, but none held on to his wicket. Rickford Mohamed scored 16 (1×4, 1×6) while Adrian Foster added 14 (1×6) and Andre Foster 12 (3×4).Malteenoes then cruised to a nine-wicket victory in 12.2 overs.    Stephon Browne, who started watchfully, exploded towards the end, with three consecutive sixes to finish with an unbeaten 48 (2×4, 3×6).last_img read more