There is little doubt these days that a Zenith production will give you a good show, this week they are taking on the iconic Les Miserables and once again sport a fine ensemble topped with some excellent principal performances.

Directed by Scott Rogers with a fantastic band under the baton of Roy Page the huge company attack the show with great energy and commitment.

In a youth company of such high standard it is difficult to single out what is evidently an outstanding display of team work; however Sam Cochrane as Javert displays vocal quality far beyond his years with strong characterisation to match.

Joseph Hollingworth in the hugely demanding role of Valjean grasps the opportunity well alongside an equally strong Eponine from Jane Morgan.

Joseph Croucher embodies Marius with great style and delivers a finely tuned, convincing performance.

A special mention must go to Oscar Carr as Gavroche, who clearly has a winning charm as the youngest member of the cast.

The minimalist staging creates some memorable moments hugely complimented by a fine lighting design from Luke John Emmett.

This is definitely a crowd pleaser as the standing ovation reflected, if you do not have a ticket it is well worth a visit, no doubt they are hot property – so get in quick!

Petra Schofield