- Name: Hannah Davies
- Year group: Year 10
- Role: Cosette (2 performances)
Another with a voice that has to be heard to be believed, Hannah is an extremely polished performer who will be taking on the role of Cosette during the annual Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables.
Hannah arrived at Rydal Penrhos on a Music scholarship as a Year 9 pupil in 2017, and she wasted no time in making her presence felt within the school’s incredible Performing Arts provision.
There have been many highlights from Hannah’s perspective, with her contribution to the RPS Showstoppers extravaganza coming in for significant praise.
She has also wowed audiences at a wealth of prominent dates in the Rydal Penrhos calendar such as the Christmas Concert and community events, and Hannah has also showcased her exceptional vocal talents at Inter-House Singing and Music competitions to further highlight her reputation as one of the most gifted young voices at the school.
Her development academically is considerable across all areas, with her polite demeanour and willingness to help others coming across on a daily basis which is another standout feature of Hannah’s overall contribution to school life in a short space of time.
Cosette is the orphaned child of an unmarried mother deserted by her father, and is mistakenly identified as Ursule, Lark, or Mademoiselle Lanoire.
She is the daughter of Fantine, who leaves her to be looked after by the Thénardiers, who exploit and victimise her.
Rescued by Jean Valjean, who raises Cosette as if she were his own, she grows up in a convent school.
She falls in love with Marius Pontmercy, a young lawyer. Valjean's struggle to protect her while disguising his past drives much of the plot until he recognizes "that this child had a right to know life before renouncing it" — and must yield to her romantic attachment to Marius.