Awards Winning Musical comes to Mayor’s Gala Night

Ariel Company Theatre will perform hit songs from the award winning musical, Les Misérables at the Town Mayor’s Grand Twinning Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance in June.

Les Misérables is Ariel’s major production of the year and will be performed at the Hawth this November, featuring many students from Ariel’s award winning Sussex drama academies. Big ensemble show numbers include the popular ‘At the end of the Day’, atmospheric ‘One Day More’ and comic classic ‘Master of the House’.

Cllr Knight says: “Les Misérables is my absolute favourite musical as well as being one of the Nation’s most attended shows. It has been seen by over 70 million people in 51 countries across the world and to have my favourite songs performed for the town’s Twinning Anniversary Gala is fantastic!

I have been lucky enough to attend one of the previous showcases by the Ariel Drama Academy in Haywards Heath and been wowed by of the performance the students produce.

I truly hope many of you will join me at this wonderful night and enjoy the fantastic food and entertainment programme for the night which celebrates the culture of our three nations together.”

Neil Hopson, Ariel Director of Les Misérables said,

‘The students are very excited to be performing this very prestigious event. Rehearsals are going well and the students are really getting to grips with Les Miz’s big numbers. We are delighted the cast has the opportunity to entertain guests at the Mayor’s Gala Dinner ahead of our run at the Capitol, it will be a night to remember!’

The Mayor’s Grand Twinning Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance is on Saturday 30th June 2018 at Borde Hill Garden, from 6pm til midnight. The event is being attended by the Mayor and Councillors from HHTC, The Mayors and delegates from the twin towns of Bondues and Traunstein and businesses and residents from Haywards Heath.

Other acts appearing on the night include Ensemble Reza, featuring some of the finest string musicians from Sussex and fun and funky local band, The 100 Monkeys. Tickets are on sale now at – all funds raised will go to the Mayor’s Charity, the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity.

The Mayor of Haywards Heath, Cllr James Knight, has announced that he will use his term of office to raise funds for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC).


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