Pupils stage production of Annie

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The rising stars of Hempshill Hall Primary School in Nuthall served up a theatrical treat with a sparkling production of the Rags to Riches musical comedy, Annie.

Based on the famous story of little orphan Annie, the fun packed show directed by school secretary Rosemary Lishman and directed by Jo Needham, was a credit to all.

Set in the New York city municipal orphanage, the heart warming tale follows the fortunes of the loveable Annie who meets the mega rich Daddy Warbucks while trying to find her long lost parents.

Young Kirston Wright in her first major role showed style and confidence, and was backed by Emmie Harrison, Adrian Searcy, Evie Scott and James Ridge who won the hearts of audiences with their individual actiing qualities.

A word of praise too for Jack Layzell and Jessica Nixon who teamed up to play the conniving Rooster Hannigan, and Lily St Regis who earned ‘first class’ marks along with Emmie Harrison as the villains of the piece.

Neat cameo roles featuring Liam Smith as president Roosevelt, Bailey Andrews in the part of Bert Healey and George Morris as Mr Bundles added to the enjoyment of what was said to be a ‘grand production’.