Packed out audiences have been wowed by the talents of students at Truro School who staged their version of the hit musical Les Misérables.

It has been four years since the team staged West Side Story and this production was nearly a year in the making.

Truro School’s director of drama Ben Oldfield said it was a challenging musical to deliver, both in terms of the score and the setting.

He added: “The cast and crew rose to the occasion to create a phenomenal piece of theatre.

“The students excelled themselves once again with their vigour, commitment, discipline and good humour. It has been wonderful to see a mini community spring up in the drama and music departments, with students of all years involved as musicians, technicians, design assistants and performers - all working together towards a common goal, forging new friendships, and making new discoveries of what can be achieved.  It is, quite simply, a privilege and a joy to have worked with them in such a creative environment.”

The cast was accompanied by Truro School’s symphony orchestra. The music had new orchestrations specially adapted for the school edition by Stephen Metcalfe and was delivered under the guidance of musical director Martin Palmer and associate musical directors Peter Thompson and Oliver Jones.

Truro School tech and theatre team, which included four former and three current students, ensured a highly professional show was enjoyed by 1,323 audience members over five performances.