MUSICAL Annie by the Harrowby Singers debuts on Wednesday, with several young actors starring alongside the adults.
The show is full of music and dancing - with the youngsters learning a brand new dancing skill especially for their parts.
Wendy Biggs, who plays the evil Miss Hannigan, said the youngsters who form part of the cast have been doing a fabulous job.
She said: “We’ve got 12 children involved and they’re doing great. Not all of them have danced before, and they’ll even be doing a bit of tap.”
Set in the 1930s, the traditional story follows fiery young orphan Annie as she copes with living in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.
Life takes a turn for the better when she is chosen to spend some time with wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie soon charms all the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks soon begins to love the little girl.
He decides to help her find her long-lost parents by offering a reward if they can prove their identity. But the evil Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster and a female accomplice hatch a plan to impersonate Annie’s parents in order to get the reward for themselves.
The Harrowby Singers will perform at the Guildhall Arts Centre from Wednesday to the following Saturday at 7.30pm each evening. A matinee performance on the Saturday will begin at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £9 (£7). To book, pop into the box office in St Peter’s Hill, call 01476 406158 or visit www.guildhallartscentre.com