BECAUSE we were asked to help put up the scaffold stage for the production of Les Miserable at Joseph Rowntree School, we were lucky enough to be invited to see the dress rehearsal and were so glad we were.

I have never seen so much talent in a school production before. I have been fortunate that I have seen this musical 15 times in various places, mostly the West End, but some of the star role singing exceeded expectations by far. The scenery and costumes were excellent and the orchestra produced amazing music.

Well done to you all and make sure you keep up the good work.

Susan Maule-Farrell, Leighton Croft, York.