We went into rehearsal with what we thought was the finished script, but stuff kept being added or edited out. Several songs were suggested by the cast to help develop their characters: Stars was written because Roger Allam pointed out that his character, Javert, needed to express why he was so driven.
OMG! Does this mean we owe the existence of ‘Stars’ (partially at least) to Roger Allam?!
Douglas Richardson, you are even MORE awesome than I already thought!