“Marius and Cosette’ – characters as named – Jacob Hooke and Charlie Clark

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre is performing Les Misérables at the Capital Theatre later this month.

An epic tale of one man’s journey from despair to salvation, the Nexus production features Kody Austin as Jean Valjean, the convict who has been offered a second chance at life and love.

Other key roles feature Jacob Hooke as Marius and Charlie Clark as Cossette. Director/producer is Julie Lovell and Andrew Trewartha will lead the orchestra.

Boublil and Schonberg’s score has been delighting audiences since it premiered in 1985.

Les Misérables has run continuously on London’s West End ever since.

Nexus BYT is part of MADCOW (Make A Difference, Change Our World), the community outreach wing of Bendigo Baptist Community Care which aims to give young people an opportunity to participate in high-quality theatre.

Les Misérables opens at the Capital Theatre on View Street on Thursday, July 25, and will run until Saturday, August 3. Tickets are available from Gotix.com.au and The Capital.