Chesterfield Studios present Les Misérables - school edition

Students are putting the finishing touches to their production of an epic musical.

The senior and intermediate musical theatre class at Chesterfield Studios will present Les Misérables - school edition from February 24 to February 28.

Company rehearsing for Master of the House at Chesterfield Studios.

Company rehearsing for Master of the House at Chesterfield Studios.

This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France.

Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and becomes an honest man, town mayor and a loving, adoptive father - violating his parole in the process.

The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a student uprising and saves the life of a young man, does the ex-convict feel redeemed.

Jonathan Francis and Roseanna Sanderson direct the production. Roseanna is also the show’s choreographer.

The cast includes Charlotte Noakes (playing Fantine), Ben Whiteside (Valjean), Ryan Mitchel (Enjolras), Sam Widdowson (Thenardier), Connor Stanmore (Marius), Aimee Hyde (Eponine), Edward Telfer (Javert), Martha West (Madame Thenardier), Martha Barratt and Iona Blair (Little Cosette) and Owen Jenkinson (Gavroche).

Performances are at Rose Theatre, Rose Hill, Chesterfield at 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 (concessions). To book, contact (01246) 271540 or www.