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WHSB Wins two National Schools Theatre Awards for Les Misérables

The School is absolutely thrilled after winning not one but two National Schools Theatre Awards (NSTA) for our production of Les Misérables in March this year. Following five-star reviews of the production, the School was shortlisted in a number of categories, winning Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Male Musical Solo, at the Awards Ceremony in London this week.

Jacob (Upper Sixth) won Best Actor in a Musical, for his performance in the vocally demanding role of Jean Val Jean. In an NSTA review, Jacob’s rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ was described as “particularly moving, showcasing the raw emotion and vocal prowess required of the role.” Best Male Musical Solo winner was Gabriel (Year 11), for “Master of the House”, which was brilliantly performed with Edith (Lower Sixth), earning recognition from the NSTA in its review as “a comic highlight”, and “a standout performance”.

The Awards were presented again in our School Assembly this morning to allow all pupils and staff to share in the celebration and congratulate the cast on this outstanding achievement.

Our thanks go to the remarkable staff who produced and supported this wonderful production, including Mr Jeffreys, Mr Wood, and Ms Cleave.