Falkirk teens get ready for les mis

Aimee and Jack
Aimee and Jack

Two Falkirk teenagers have landed top roles in their school’s production of popular musical ‘Les Miserables’.

Talented Jack Elfick stars as the show’s main character Jean Valjean, a former convict turned philanthropic mayor, while Aimee White dons a fat suit to play the comic role of bawdy innkeeper Madame Thernardier.

Les Miserables, performed by pupils from Beaconhurst School near Stirling, takes place at the Macrobert Arts Centre next week ( June 24 and 25).

Jack, 18, is delighted to have won the gritty role of Valjean in what will be his final show for Beaconhurst.

He saidL: “Valjean is a really interesting and complex character and it’s nice to be the good guy for a change 
after playing the villain 
last year.

“It’s a great role and a chance to do something totally different – I’ve loved doing the Beaconhurst shows because I’ve always had the opportunity to do different kinds of roles.”

Meanwhile Aimee is getting ready to play her first major role in a school production after previously being part of the Chorus.

The petite 17-year-old will be transformed by a fat suit for her portrayal of plump Madame Thernadier – a swindler who runs an inn with her husband

Monsieur Thernadier.

Aimee says: “It’s a really fun and interesting role and it’s the first time I’ve had a major part so I’m looking forward to it.

“And I’m quite excited about getting to wear a fat suit made by the pupils who are involved with the Costume team.

“It’s a huge long dress with big sleeves and will make me look as if I’m about a size 22 – I’ll be more than double my usual size!”

Tickets are still available for the musical which starts at 7.30pm and costs £12 for adults plus £6 for children, students and senior citizens.

To buy tickets, visit www.macrobert.org or call the box office on 01786 466666.