Last year, I had gone to see Les Miserables in the theatre in Londons West End. Rachelle Ann Go had just finished her role as Gigi in Miss Saigon and with such a powerful and emotional voice I wanted to hear her sing “I dreamed a dream.” As usual, I was blown away and I just had to draw her as Fantine.
I wanted to show the two sides of Fantine, before and after she was struck by hard times and her sacrifice. I did this by ripping pieces of paper and sticking it onto the base of her drawing to show how she became a victim of exploitation. She did an amazing job as Gigi and Fantine and I’m happy to hear that she is coming back to London to be in Hamilton!