Students enjoy Les Mis workshop with West End star

Workshop with West End star Fra Fee at Pocklington School
Workshop with West End star Fra Fee at Pocklington School

West End star Fra Fee, who appeared in the movie and stage versions of Les Miserables, visited Pocklington School to run a special workshop based around the hit musical.

The workshop, which was organized by parents Jo Hird, Annie Harrison and Susannah Baines, was held in the Music Department after school. Parents and friends were invited to see what the students had put together.

Fra played the student Courfeyrac in the film of Les Miserables and has appeared as Marius and Enjolras in the West End production.

He recently starred in the title role of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in a highly acclaimed sell-out production at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. He’s also appeared in shows including Fame, Dirty Dancing and Follies.

A spokesperson for the school said: “This was a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon working on extracts from Les Mis with someone who knows it so well and who brought plenty of fantastic insights and inspiration to the session.”

After the workshop Fra took to twitter and said “Thanks a million to the legends at @pockschool for an awesome workshop...go forth and be legendary..!”

More pictures in next week’s people’s paper (15 May).