Les Misérables

18 January 2019 - 27 January 2019

Production Team

Robert Coates – Director

Justin Jacobs – Musical Director

Ned Wright-Smith – Associate Musical Director

Jacqui Green – Choreographer

Dann Barber – Set Designer

Jennifer McKenzie – Costume Designer

Emily Wilkinson – Vocal Coach

Elysia Krstevski – Producer

Joshua Mulcahy – Production Manager

Linda Hum – Lighting Designer

Marcello Lo Ricco – Sound Designer

Principal Cast

Jasmine Arthur – Cosette

Rhea Brendish – Eponine

Bryce Gibson – Jean Valjean

Ben Gonsalvez – Marius

Madeleine Horsey – Madame Thenardier

Jackson Hurwood – Thenardier

Jordie Race-Coldrey – Enjolras

Nicholas Sheppard – Javert

Emily Svarnias – Fantine

Cameron Langeveld – Gavroche

Edgar Stirling – Gavroche

Molly Brennan – Young Cosette

Alexandra Stone – Young Cosette


Afia Adjei, Declan Ahern, Elliot Aitken, Chanda Anderson Prior, Thomas Arcaro, Danielle Atherton, Callan Barclay, Charlotte Barker, India Bell, Gabi Bergman, Tim Bland, Luc Bogemann, Suzannah Bourke, Lachlan Bradshaw, Anneleisa Brimley, Ellie Buckley, Digby Bunnett, Edward Burgess, Matthew Casamento, Caitlin Cole, Sophie Coleshill, Rachel Crossan, Lucia D’Onofrio, Ruby Damiani, Harrison Dart, Caitlyn De Kuyper, Nicholas Dugdale, Sienna Embrey, Maria England, Scott England, Matilda Fisher, Oriel Forsyth, James Frampton, Imogen Galbraith, Louise Gaul, Christine Georgopoulos, Dean Gild, Noah Gill, Ryan Glasson, Charlotte Goode, Mira Hardidge, Garrett Harrington, Elissa Hearld, Chaliah Hilton-Cronin, Daniel Hooper, Grace Horsey, Adeline Hunter, Daniel Ireland, James Keam, Rohan Khanna, Nick Lawson, Breanon Lee, Phoebe Lock, Cara Lofts, Campbell Lowrey, Andrew McArthur, Ashley McGowan, Emily McKenna, Krystal Meyer, Greta Mikulcic, Liam Moroney, Jared Nottle, Jack O’Connor, Veronica Olesh, Tegan Parrish, Natasha Pearson, Zak Pietsch, Josh Pocock, Jessica Polhill, Anthony Pontonio, Bonnie Poynder, Sofie Rayner, Patrick Rogers, Chad Rosete, Benson Rowntree, John Sharp, Amber Shiels, Tristan Sicari, Hannah Simos-Garner, Corey Smark, Kirra Smark, Hayden Smith, Brayden Stokes, Trinna Talasaia, Richard Thomson, Travis Vieth, Ruby Weeks, Lara White, St John Woollacott, Jack Wyss, Amir Yacoub, James Ydreos.

Children’s Cast

Casey de Kock – Young Eponine

Abbey Marks – Young Eponine

Archie Newbegin

Alessia Riepsamen

Joshua Simos-Garner

Bessie Blaze

“As a huge fan of Les Misérables, I am lucky enough to have seen different productions of the musical in various countries around the world. Last night’s performance was another dimension to anything that I have ever seen before.  I’m going to go as far as saying this is the best production of Les Mis I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe the talent of these incredible kids.”

Jen G – Kidtown Melbourne


“YABC has done it again, they have delivered a classic to the stage in what can only be described as a truely professional show….I gave it 5 stars!”

Leigh Drew – Showbiz with Leigh Drew On Casey Radio


“It is gratifying to see such a young cast take on a dramatic piece like this and really do it justice…When the full cast sing as one at the end of the final Act, the results of all this hard work is just spine-tingling. The prolonged and enthusiastic standing-ovation showed the company that it was all worth it.”

Jon Jackson – Classic Melbourne


“The Young Australian Broadway Chorus’ production of Les Misérables brilliantly spotlights the talents of future stage and screen stars … As a result of Young Australian Broadway Chorus’ presentation last year of  Wicked and my love of Les Misérables’ music, I had high expectations for this production. As a result of the work of the cast and the shows presentation, including the costumes, my expectations were exceeded”

Jenny Burns- Travels with JB


“A brilliant new production…great cast and ensemble team of talented performers”  Flora Georgiou – Stage Whispers


“I rate this sensational musical a high 9 out of 10 stars”

Alexander O. Montgomery – Bohemian Rhapsody Magazine


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A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer


Original French Text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional material by James Fenton. Adapted and originally directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird Orchestrations by John Cameron. Original London Production by Cameron Mackintosh and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) and CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD. All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

About The Show

In January 2019, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus mounted an epic production of the world’s most popular musical Les Misérables. Following its acclaimed youth production of Wicked in 2018, Les Misérables will be presented with a cast and orchestra of young people, and played at the National Theatre for 10 performances.

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.

Learn more at www.lesmiz.com.au


Go behind the scenes with Emily Svarnias as Fantine

Go behind the scenes with Rhea Brendish as Eponine

Go behind the scenes with Ben Gonsalvez as Marius