Students from Rossall Junior School proved You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile when they staged a lively and fun filled performance of the musical Annie.
Year 6 pupils from the Fleetwood school took on the story of the chirpy New York urchin, transforming Rossall’s Big School Theatre into Miss Hannigan’s orphanage and Daddy Warbucks’ mansion with energy and enthusiasm.
Alice Hellewell was a bright and confident Annie, delivering songs including Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow with all the dynamism of Aileen Quinn’s performance in the 1982 film.
Alice Christie, Grace Evans and Grace Brindle provided fantastic support as orphans Tessie, Pepper and July whilst Ellie Qualter gave a spirited performance as Annie’s beloved dog Sandy.
Junior school captain Melissa Pilley took on the role of spiky orphanage owner Miss Hannigan with relish, whilst Etuvie Gaultney-Udjo and Fred Boardman gave mature performances as Rooster Hanngian and Daddy Warbucks.
Elaine Purves, Head of Rossall School said: “The pupils gave an absolutely fantastic performance of Annie. This was a challenging musical for such young students, but they really gave it their all.
“It’s been wonderful to hear the students rehearsing the well known songs from the piece over the last few weeks, and what really came across in their performance was just how much fun the cast was having together up there on stage.”