THE poignant story of Les Miserables was captured with great emotion by performing arts students at Cronton Sixth Form College.

The two night production at the Kingsway campus was a sell out.

Set in early 19th-century France and based on the novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is the longest-running musical in the West End.

In the lead roles were Marcus Cameron as Jean Valjean, George Rees as Javert, Elsie Gaia as Fantine, and Emily Snooks as Cosette.

Matt Plant, head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, said: “The performances by our talented students have been outstanding and we have had lots of wonderful feedback from audience members who were extremely impressed.

“This will be our last academic year performing at the Centre Stage Theatre as we will be opening our new Cronton Playhouse next year.

“The theatre will seat 300 audience members and we are very excited for the grand opening and the future of performing arts.”

Sweeney Todd will be performed on March 28 at 7pm at St Luke’s Church, Farnworth.

Tickets priced £5 can be purchased from the box office on 0151 257 2032.