IMTC seeks actors for ‘Les Mis’


THE Invercargill Musical Theatre Company (IMTC) is on the lookout for various actors for its production of Les Miserables.

IMTC vice-president Bernadette Gourley said the company had hoped to present Les Miserables last year and had “cast the production last March”.

However, due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, it had to be postponed and, some of the cast were not now available for the rescheduled production.

“We hadn’t even started rehearsals, then Covid.”

The musical was an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name.

Set in the early 1800s of revolutionary France, it was the story of French peasant Jean Valjean and his need for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving child. After breaking his parole to restart his life, he becomes hunted by zealous police inspector Javert. The twists and turns of Valjean’s journey take him to Paris and into the turmoil of young idealists attempting to overthrow the government.

Gourley said it would be the third time the company had performed Les Miserables

“We will be performing the traditional Les Miserables story with the benefits of using modern technology in staging a production.”

  • Auditions were being held for Cosette, Eponine, Young Cosette, Young Eponine, Gavroche, the student army and male and female ensembles from today until Saturday. For an audition pack and audition time, email