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Charnwood College stage a sell-out performance of 'Annie'

This week, Charnwood College's Performing Arts department staged a sell-out production of 'Annie'.

For three nights only, the 60-strong cast of students and staff from across the College took the audiences back in time to 1930s New York, where Annie began her search for her long-lost family. 

Year 11 student, Keisha Richards took centre stage as Annie, with Sixth Former Hannah Bailey playing the unpopular character of Miss Hannigan. Warbucks was performed by Mr Regan, Director of Science, while Naomi Abbott took on the role of Grace, Warbuck's secretary.

Performing the classics, 'Tomorrow' and 'It's a Hard-Knock Life' amongst other songs from the musical, the talented cast put on an amazing show. 

Mark Sutton, Principal of Charnwood College, said: "Months of hard work have gone into this year's production of Annie and I couldn't be more proud of what the students and staff have achieved. 

"From the staging, to the scripts and costumes, there was so much attention to detail. It was incredible to see our students bringing the characters to life.

"Particular thanks must go to Mrs Grundy and Miss Rodriguez for directing the production. It is certainly the perfect end to the Winter Term."