PUPILS from Theatretrain’s School of Performing Arts in Wrexham are celebrating the success of their most recent production.

Annie Jr was performed in The Mix at Theatr Clwyd on June 28 and 29 to full houses of excited family and friends.

The hour-long version of the ‘Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow’ musical was rehearsed during Theatretrain’s Saturday morning classes at Coleg Cambria featuring a cast of 60 children aged between three and 16.

The title role of Annie was played by Tamsin Kember of Llay with cute little Sandy the dog played by Mitchell Hasford of New Broughton. The show was also adapted to allow the youngest pupils to perform ‘It’s The Hard Knock Life’ and ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile’.

Estella Evans, Sophia Grimes and William Rogers all portrayed the bad guys of Lily St Regis, Miss Hannigan and Rooster with great style.

The Leader: The full cast on stage The full cast on stage (Image: Theatretrain)

The production is due to be staged by Theatretrain’s Mold pupils next weekend while the pupils at Theatretrain Chester are preparing for a trip to London to appear at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the company’s 30th birthday celebrations.

Theatretrain’s artistic director, Steve Davies is thrilled with the reception that the young performers received for their performances.


 “The feedback from parents was wonderful”, he said. “We love seeing how our young performers have developed through the process of producing the show.

“It’s great to see their passion for performance growing. And of course even those that don’t want to go into the profession are learning other life skills like confidence building, teamwork and resilience.”

The company is taking registrations for the autumn term via the website at www.theatretrain.co.uk or simply contact Steve on 07809 871600