Barricades up - now to bring down the house!

Barricades up - now to bring down the house!

Evening Post, 20 June 2012

SPARKS are set to fly in Swansea after "revolutionary" students built a barricade.

The 30ft structure will be put in place at Swansea University's Taliesin Theatre for Class Act Theatre School's production of Les Miserables, from July 11 to 14.

The company, who are mainly from West Cross and Cockett for this production, designed and built the barricade themselves due to rising costs for delivering hired sets.

A chunk of Les Miserables takes place around a barricade that the student characters create on stage. Cast and family members, led by set designer Adrian Isaac, have been busy for five weeks.

Director Jill Williams said: "I am delighted with the finished result it is good if not better than the professional set we hired when we did the same show seven years ago.

"Everyone involved has worked so hard and the set is going to look truly impressive."

Adrian added: "The students are very keen and learn quickly."

The theatre school's production is at the Taliesin Theatre from July 11 to July 14.

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