Students and staff from The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are celebrating the success of their latest ‘Sell Out’ musical performance, ‘Annie’.

Annie, played by Year 9 student, Emily Barnard, tells the unforgettable story of a young girl forced to endure the misery of an orphanage run by the greedy Miss Hannigan, played by Year 13 student, Alice Relton.

Performed to over eight hundred spectators over a four night run, the cast and crew put on a production that left audiences full of praise for the young talent on show with many messages of support being left on the school’s social media channels.

The annual musical at English Martyrs is a long-served tradition of the school and thousands of students have graced the stage of St. Anne’s Hall across the past forty four years.

This year’s musical Director and Choreographer, Mrs Charlotte Stirk said: “Annie is an all-time classic musical packed with great songs.”

“The cast worked unbelievably hard, rehearsing at least three times a week to be ready for the performances and I couldn’t be more proud of them all.”

Stephen Hammond, English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College Head teacher, said: “Just when you think that the musicals at English Martyrs can’t get any better, the students blow me away.”

“It gives me such pride to see them all performing together and seeing our younger students learning from the experience of our Sixth Form students.”

“To create a show of that standard in just 7 weeks is incredible and I thank everyone who is involved in making our productions such a huge success.”

On behalf of the entire Cast and Crew of Annie! – We thank you all for supporting the students and the musical.

There are 150 photos in the Gallery for you to browse through and the DVD will be released after Christmas.  We’ll then add a small video highlights to the website for you to enjoy too!