Review: “Les Misérables” makes its debut at Queen’s Hall (Trinidad Express)

Enjolras at the Barricades in the Marionettes Chorale's production of "Les Misérables" at Queen's Hall. Photo courtesy Maria Nunes.

Enjolras at the Barricades in the Marionettes Chorale’s production of “Les Misérables” at Queen’s Hall. Photo courtesy Maria Nunes.

Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the greatest novels of all times and its author Victor Hugo had said of it, “I don’t know whether it will be read by everyone, but it is meant for everyone. Social problems go beyond frontiers. Humankind’s wounds, those huge sores that litter the world, do not stop at the blue and red lines drawn on maps. Wherever men go in ignorance or despair, wherever women sell themselves for bread, wherever children lack a book to learn from or a warm hearth, Les Miserables knocks at the door and says: ‘open up, I am here for you’.”

No doubt our bittersweet TnT has been calling for this balm to salve our wounds and the Marionette’s Chorale under the artistic directorship of Caroline Taylor has very ambitiously provided the balm to assuage our national woes in bringing this epic novel to life in this wonderful musical production that is bound to bring comfort in troubled times.

Taylor has undoubtedly created a masterpiece of theatre on Trinidad soil that shall live in the memories of those audiences who attended last Sunday’s premiere performance. [Continue reading...]

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Review: Do you hear the people sing? By Eden Shand

Marionettes Les Miserables One Day More

The Marionettes Chorale production of Les Miserables ended its run at Queen’s Hall last Sunday night to a deservedly standing ovation, in recognition of the superb handling of an outstanding theatrical property. It is outstanding, not so much because of the storyline of Victor Hugo’s novel about the struggle of the French post-revolutionary rebellious youth [...]

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Q&A with director Caroline Taylor and some of the Les Mis team

Caroline and Gretta Taylor share exchange commentary during a "Les Misérables" rehearsal, while Joanne Mendes consults with the orchestra in the foreground.

Janine Charles-Farray of the Sunday Arts section of the Trinidad Guardian did a Q&A with director Caroline Taylor, musical director Gretta Taylor, and some members of the cast. A link to the final article is below.   Janine Charles-Farray: What was your first reaction when the decision was made to do Les Mis next? Caroline [...]

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Les Misérables is almost here!

Marionettes Les Miserables Flyer

We’ve created a special section of our website for our July 13–20 run of Les Misérables at Queen’s Hall! Click here to explore! It’s been a hectic few months as we get ready to stage the Caribbean premiere of Les Misérables. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), the production features a lead [...]

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The BP Marionettes Youth Chorale & Children’s Choir present SHOWTIME II!

Marionettes Youth Chorale and Children's Choir Showtime 2

The stage is set to come alive as the BP Marionettes Youth Chorale and Children’s Choir present SHOWTIME II, carded for Friday May 23 at the Auditorium, St. Dominic’s Pastoral Centre, St. Finbar’s Church, Diego Martin, starting at 7.30pm. A sequel to the first SHOWTIME — which featured a three-year-old Youth Chorale in 1998 — [...]

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Season’s greetings, and A Christmas Jubilee on TV & Online!

The curtain call at the Marionettes' "A Christmas Jubilee" in December, 2013. Photo: Butch & Allan Limchoy

It feels like just the other day we were premiering our sold-out run of A Christmas Jubilee at Queen’s Hall! For those who missed it or would like to enjoy the concert all over again, we’re pleased to announce that it will be on television (and online via livestream) this week! TV & Livestream Schedule [...]

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Our Christmas Jubilee opens this Thursday; two performances already sold out!

The Marionettes Landmarks at Queen's Hall

Advent has begun, but for many Christmas in earnest begins in Trinidad this Thursday as we open “A Christmas Jubilee” at the Queen’s Hall. Tickets for both the Saturday and Sunday performances have already sold out. The few remaining tickets available for Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December (both shows 7:30pm) can be purchased from [...]

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