A 19 year old teenager from Waterford has caused a sensation after releasing a stunning rendition of ‘On My Own’ from the hit Les Misérables.

The Belfast School of Performing Arts released a series of Stripped Back Sessions’ featuring some of the cast performing the iconic songs from the show.

This collection of raw and emotional performances really showcases the exceptional talent from across all Ireland who will taking part in the show this summer during what is the musical’s 30th anniversary year.

Holly was chosen from hundreds of hopefuls from all across Ireland after a vigorous audition process and will be playing the role of ‘Eponine’. She is supported on piano by Wilson Shields, the show’s Musical Director.

Holly will be joined by a cast of 80 students in this production of Les Misérables Schools Edition, which will be performed entirely by BSPA students aged 16-19 at the Grand Opera House, Belfast 19 – 27 August.

James Huish, BSPA’s founder and Artistic Director is delighted with the results;

“We are beyond excited about what lies ahead during the summer months and our incredible cast and team will undoubtedly put on a show that will shake our audiences to their very core.”

“We think these Stripped Back Session’s really allow our cast to shine and showcase the incredible talent at BSPA.

“The show is set to be amazing and we are all very excited for what will be an intense rehearsal period culminating in 10 shows at Belfast’s iconic Grand Opera which we expect to really raise the roof.

“For this show we decided to add a cross community element which led us to scout for talent across the whole of Ireland, it was a wonderful experience and our cast really prove the exceptional talent Ireland has to offer. ”

Tickets available are now at www.goh.co.uk.

Samantha Barks sand the original

Samantha Barks sang the original

The Belfast School of Performing Arts offers weekly Saturday classes during term time for students aged just 3-18 interested in learning the arts of dancing, acting and singing. Schools are held in four locations across Northern Ireland; Belfast, Bangor, Ballymena and Lisburn.

For further information on Belfast School of Performing Arts or to sign your child up for the coming year visit www.thebspa.co.uk

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