Les Miserables raises over $90,000 for Beyond Blue

On Sunday August 23, on the set of their blockbuster musical at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, the Aussie cast of Les Miserables presented a one-off charity concert in support of beyondblue, with an aim to bring more attention and funds to the issues of depression, anxiety and suicide in today’s society – particularly within the entertainment industry.

Beyond Misérables was conceived and produced entirely by cast members of the show, and it was confirmed this week that a grand total of $93,943.19 was given to the charity following the event. Directed by Luke Joslin and musically directed by Les Miserables’ conductor/musical director Geoff Castles the concert featured Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean), Hayden Tee (Javert), Patrice Tipoki (Fantine), Lara Mulcahy (Madame Thénardier), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Éponine), Chris Durling (Enjolras), Euan Doidge (Marius), Emily Langridge (Cosette) and the amazing ensemble cast.

Check out this lovely photo feature by Emma Nicolls from the event.

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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