Les Mis flash mob descends on Newport cinema

South Wales Argus: CINEMA PERFORMANCE: One of the singers from Newport's New Venture Players performing at Cineworld in Spytty, Newport CINEMA PERFORMANCE: One of the singers from Newport's New Venture Players performing at Cineworld in Spytty, Newport

UNSUSPECTING cinema-goers enjoyed a surprise performance when members of Newport's New Venture Players took part in a flash mob to promote the new Les Miserables film.

Around 50 members of the amatuer dramatics group burst into the film and stage show's hit song 'One Day More' at Cineworld in Spytty at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday evening.

Moments before they had been milling around the foyer, buying popcorn and queuing amongst customers.

Chairwoman of the group Georgia Tasker-Davies said the performances were very well received and they had great feedback.

The group came up with the stunt to promote the film ahead of its opening on Friday, January 11. They later booked out an entire screening for a black tie event to ensure they were among the first to see it.

The Young Venture Players perform 'Cats' at the Dolman Theatre from January 23 to 26, while the New Venture Players present 'The Witches of Eastwick' at the Dolman Theatre from April 3 to 6.

Watch the flash mob video:

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7:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too!

They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors.

Pathetic, flash mob, grow up.
Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too! They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors. Pathetic, flash mob, grow up. rhinestine

7:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dave_67 says...

Shame there has to be a negative comment about this.

Lots of very talented people giving up their spare time to help promote what I'm sure will be an amazing film.

I was also there and thought it was fabulous, the group sounded superb and was well received by the vast majority of people watching.

I say well done New Venture Players and good luck in your upcoming shows.
Shame there has to be a negative comment about this. Lots of very talented people giving up their spare time to help promote what I'm sure will be an amazing film. I was also there and thought it was fabulous, the group sounded superb and was well received by the vast majority of people watching. I say well done New Venture Players and good luck in your upcoming shows. dave_67

7:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Onsdavies says...

Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling.
Secondly, I can only assume that you have never watched a performance in the Dolman theatre by this hugely multy talented group of people. I myself was there and thought it was brilliant. Well done to all involved.
Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling. Secondly, I can only assume that you have never watched a performance in the Dolman theatre by this hugely multy talented group of people. I myself was there and thought it was brilliant. Well done to all involved. Onsdavies

7:59pm Thu 10 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

it's not everyone's cup of tea though, if people wanted to see this lot they would go and watch a show of theirs.

I don't think a major film with Hugh Hackman staring needs the help of this lot to promote it!

It was just an opportunity for a bunch of wannabes to show off.
it's not everyone's cup of tea though, if people wanted to see this lot they would go and watch a show of theirs. I don't think a major film with Hugh Hackman staring needs the help of this lot to promote it! It was just an opportunity for a bunch of wannabes to show off. rhinestine

8:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Mats16 says...

Sorry, I'm struggling to hear you over 4,582 views on Youtube and the official Les Miserbales movie page sharing the video.
But I will say this, luckily, people weren't subjected to view 'armatures' but a very talented amateur society, who congregated on the balcony of the cinema (someone tell me how this stopped people getting in?!) And the 'real actors' and producers in question have also promoted the video.
Sorry, I'm struggling to hear you over 4,582 views on Youtube and the official Les Miserbales movie page sharing the video. But I will say this, luckily, people weren't subjected to view 'armatures' but a very talented amateur society, who congregated on the balcony of the cinema (someone tell me how this stopped people getting in?!) And the 'real actors' and producers in question have also promoted the video. Mats16

8:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bryanp66 says...

Brill to see this. What fun it must have been to be part of this. Welldone all involved
Brill to see this. What fun it must have been to be part of this. Welldone all involved bryanp66

8:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Lilly2008 says...

Absolute class something that Newport so often lacks! Documentaries on chavs and idiotic doormen give the city such a negative image! Well done to every single talented person involved! Superb, spine tingling and going totally viral! ! BRAVO X
Absolute class something that Newport so often lacks! Documentaries on chavs and idiotic doormen give the city such a negative image! Well done to every single talented person involved! Superb, spine tingling and going totally viral! ! BRAVO X Lilly2008

10:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Robindabank says...

Flash mob next appearance Chepstow Leisure Centre Sauna.
Flash mob next appearance Chepstow Leisure Centre Sauna. Robindabank

11:40pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Mrs_Morgan says...

Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!!
Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!! Mrs_Morgan

12:58am Fri 11 Jan 13

smokintheweed says...

rhinestine wrote:
Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too!

They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors.

Pathetic, flash mob, grow up.
Strutting around like armatures eh? How does one strut around like the rotating structure of an electric motor?
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too! They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors. Pathetic, flash mob, grow up.[/p][/quote]Strutting around like armatures eh? How does one strut around like the rotating structure of an electric motor? smokintheweed

12:59am Fri 11 Jan 13

smokintheweed says...

Mrs_Morgan wrote:
Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!!
u knows it bra!
[quote][p][bold]Mrs_Morgan[/bold] wrote: Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!![/p][/quote]u knows it bra! smokintheweed

7:51am Fri 11 Jan 13

smeril says...

i thought it was pretty cool...we did a small one recently for a birthday party...

being the only one of the group wh could not sing.. i had fun watching


/watch?v=ploEJHQnmoA
i thought it was pretty cool...we did a small one recently for a birthday party... being the only one of the group wh could not sing.. i had fun watching /watch?v=ploEJHQnmoA smeril

9:04am Fri 11 Jan 13

mdr1976 says...

Onsdavies wrote:
Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling. Secondly, I can only assume that you have never watched a performance in the Dolman theatre by this hugely multy talented group of people. I myself was there and thought it was brilliant. Well done to all involved.
If you're going to start your post with "Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling.", then at least make sure you can spell "multi" correctly.
[quote][p][bold]Onsdavies[/bold] wrote: Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling. Secondly, I can only assume that you have never watched a performance in the Dolman theatre by this hugely multy talented group of people. I myself was there and thought it was brilliant. Well done to all involved.[/p][/quote]If you're going to start your post with "Firstly may I draw your attention to your spelling.", then at least make sure you can spell "multi" correctly. mdr1976

9:06am Fri 11 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

Mrs_Morgan wrote:
Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!!
That's the trouble with people who think they are a cut above, they don't like it when their love for the arts is criticised.

They think everyone should love, adore and throw roses at their "performance" in a cinema, where people just want to go in and watch a movie.

This little stunt was just the amateurs showing off in front of an audience who, to be honest, was not interested one bit, most of the people watching it were friends and family of the people doing it!

I think this lot are a bunch of narcissists, there are people and groups with talent everywhere, but you don't see them flash mobbing all over the shop to feed their ego do you?

As for dole and x-factor, neither apply to me I am sorry.

It's my opinion, and it's drawn some rather rude and unfounded assumptions from these noble actor types, who are obviously not the cut above that they think they are.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs_Morgan[/bold] wrote: Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!![/p][/quote]That's the trouble with people who think they are a cut above, they don't like it when their love for the arts is criticised. They think everyone should love, adore and throw roses at their "performance" in a cinema, where people just want to go in and watch a movie. This little stunt was just the amateurs showing off in front of an audience who, to be honest, was not interested one bit, most of the people watching it were friends and family of the people doing it! I think this lot are a bunch of narcissists, there are people and groups with talent everywhere, but you don't see them flash mobbing all over the shop to feed their ego do you? As for dole and x-factor, neither apply to me I am sorry. It's my opinion, and it's drawn some rather rude and unfounded assumptions from these noble actor types, who are obviously not the cut above that they think they are. rhinestine

9:35am Fri 11 Jan 13

Mrs_Morgan says...

Haha don't get your knickers in a twist.

The funny thing is no one cares what you think. We are mocking you for having nothing better to do with your life than whinge about something like this.
Haha don't get your knickers in a twist. The funny thing is no one cares what you think. We are mocking you for having nothing better to do with your life than whinge about something like this. Mrs_Morgan

9:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

Mrs_Morgan wrote:
Haha don't get your knickers in a twist.

The funny thing is no one cares what you think. We are mocking you for having nothing better to do with your life than whinge about something like this.
Likewise, no one cares about what you lot think either, or your silly flash mob. It's ironic really, I made a comment, you don't like, so you attack and assume that I am on the dole etc, and your whinging on about my post that no one cares about???

Have you nothing better to do with your life???

Oh, I know, why don't you arrange a flash mob to feed your ego........ pathetic.........
[quote][p][bold]Mrs_Morgan[/bold] wrote: Haha don't get your knickers in a twist. The funny thing is no one cares what you think. We are mocking you for having nothing better to do with your life than whinge about something like this.[/p][/quote]Likewise, no one cares about what you lot think either, or your silly flash mob. It's ironic really, I made a comment, you don't like, so you attack and assume that I am on the dole etc, and your whinging on about my post that no one cares about??? Have you nothing better to do with your life??? Oh, I know, why don't you arrange a flash mob to feed your ego........ pathetic......... rhinestine

2:29pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Dickie bow says...

Just watched this flash Mob , wow it was great. Loved this show and was lucky enough to see this performed at the Dolmon by this group. Can't wait to see the film now . What a fantastic idea really adds to the build up. Well done all who took part ,wish I had been there to see it live. Ps twitter and Facebook is going crazy about it.
Just watched this flash Mob , wow it was great. Loved this show and was lucky enough to see this performed at the Dolmon by this group. Can't wait to see the film now . What a fantastic idea really adds to the build up. Well done all who took part ,wish I had been there to see it live. Ps twitter and Facebook is going crazy about it. Dickie bow

4:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Hevsym says...

I just watched this video and thought it was a fantastic idea. I would have loved to have seen it live, the surprise must have been great. I hope nobody takes any notice of the silly negative comments on here, unfortunately theres alot of uneducated, bored and ignorant people around here and many of them seem to comment on this site.
I just watched this video and thought it was a fantastic idea. I would have loved to have seen it live, the surprise must have been great. I hope nobody takes any notice of the silly negative comments on here, unfortunately theres alot of uneducated, bored and ignorant people around here and many of them seem to comment on this site. Hevsym

5:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

totally donny says...

rhinestine wrote:
Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too!

They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors.

Pathetic, flash mob, grow up.



you make me laugh.. is it a ploy of yours to wind as many people up as you can.. this is not the only negitive comment that I've seen from you on this page.
rhinestine wrote: Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too! They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors. Pathetic, flash mob, grow up. you make me laugh.. is it a ploy of yours to wind as many people up as you can.. this is not the only negitive comment that I've seen from you on this page. totally donny

5:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

totally donny says...

negative*
negative* totally donny

8:07pm Fri 11 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

totally donny wrote:
rhinestine wrote:
Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too!

They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors.

Pathetic, flash mob, grow up.



you make me laugh.. is it a ploy of yours to wind as many people up as you can.. this is not the only negitive comment that I've seen from you on this page.
Someone with some sense at last..... He he :) ;)
[quote][p][bold]totally donny[/bold] wrote: rhinestine wrote: Yes, stopping people getting in the cinema and a general pain in the backside it was too! They were all strutting around like they owned the place, no one wanted to see that lot of armatures, people go to the cinema to watch real actors. Pathetic, flash mob, grow up. you make me laugh.. is it a ploy of yours to wind as many people up as you can.. this is not the only negitive comment that I've seen from you on this page.[/p][/quote]Someone with some sense at last..... He he :) ;) rhinestine

5:30am Sat 12 Jan 13

County says...

This never affected rhinestone of course as like all internet trolls he hasn't left his house for several years.
This never affected rhinestone of course as like all internet trolls he hasn't left his house for several years. County

12:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

County wrote:
This never affected rhinestone of course as like all internet trolls he hasn't left his house for several years.
If only you knew......
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: This never affected rhinestone of course as like all internet trolls he hasn't left his house for several years.[/p][/quote]If only you knew...... rhinestine

3:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Robindabank says...

Look at the affect this had on the cinemas cleaners, the poor bloke in the top picture above has really had enough, disgraceful that this man was prevented from doing his job.
Look at the affect this had on the cinemas cleaners, the poor bloke in the top picture above has really had enough, disgraceful that this man was prevented from doing his job. Robindabank

3:35pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

rhinestine wrote:
Mrs_Morgan wrote:
Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!!
That's the trouble with people who think they are a cut above, they don't like it when their love for the arts is criticised.

They think everyone should love, adore and throw roses at their "performance" in a cinema, where people just want to go in and watch a movie.

This little stunt was just the amateurs showing off in front of an audience who, to be honest, was not interested one bit, most of the people watching it were friends and family of the people doing it!

I think this lot are a bunch of narcissists, there are people and groups with talent everywhere, but you don't see them flash mobbing all over the shop to feed their ego do you?

As for dole and x-factor, neither apply to me I am sorry.

It's my opinion, and it's drawn some rather rude and unfounded assumptions from these noble actor types, who are obviously not the cut above that they think they are.
God alive, give the inverted snobbery thing a rest. It only lasted a few minutes and was a pretty cool and brave performance considering they picked a venue where spitting normally passes for culture.
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs_Morgan[/bold] wrote: Yeah I agrees wiv Rhinstine ini. Not bein funni bt if I wanted 2 listen 2 proppa music stuff like that I'd go home n watch x factor on my telly from cash generator. Waznt appy at all cuz I missed tha first five minutes of Jeza Kyle repeats cuz these ppl woz in my way finkin they owned tha place. Lyk we is only in Newport not London or sumfin. Anyway I'm off to eat my bennys chicken and count my dole money, tra luv!!!![/p][/quote]That's the trouble with people who think they are a cut above, they don't like it when their love for the arts is criticised. They think everyone should love, adore and throw roses at their "performance" in a cinema, where people just want to go in and watch a movie. This little stunt was just the amateurs showing off in front of an audience who, to be honest, was not interested one bit, most of the people watching it were friends and family of the people doing it! I think this lot are a bunch of narcissists, there are people and groups with talent everywhere, but you don't see them flash mobbing all over the shop to feed their ego do you? As for dole and x-factor, neither apply to me I am sorry. It's my opinion, and it's drawn some rather rude and unfounded assumptions from these noble actor types, who are obviously not the cut above that they think they are.[/p][/quote]God alive, give the inverted snobbery thing a rest. It only lasted a few minutes and was a pretty cool and brave performance considering they picked a venue where spitting normally passes for culture. Llanmartinangel

9:17am Thu 17 Jan 13

Mervyn James says...

dave_67 wrote:
Shame there has to be a negative comment about this.

Lots of very talented people giving up their spare time to help promote what I'm sure will be an amazing film.

I was also there and thought it was fabulous, the group sounded superb and was well received by the vast majority of people watching.

I say well done New Venture Players and good luck in your upcoming shows.
Hear hear lighten up folks...
[quote][p][bold]dave_67[/bold] wrote: Shame there has to be a negative comment about this. Lots of very talented people giving up their spare time to help promote what I'm sure will be an amazing film. I was also there and thought it was fabulous, the group sounded superb and was well received by the vast majority of people watching. I say well done New Venture Players and good luck in your upcoming shows.[/p][/quote]Hear hear lighten up folks... Mervyn James

4:10pm Wed 23 Jan 13

thesnowqueen says...

This is such a great flashmob. Talented and brave singers from The New Venture Players.
Being part of something like this must be brilliant, Well done.
The film was amazing too.
Don't worry about negative comments, some people just like to knock everything that they are not involved in. :)
This is such a great flashmob. Talented and brave singers from The New Venture Players. Being part of something like this must be brilliant, Well done. The film was amazing too. Don't worry about negative comments, some people just like to knock everything that they are not involved in. :) thesnowqueen

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