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‘I felt like a star’: Ilford primary school pupils amaze audiences with four-night Annie production

PUBLISHED: 13:08 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 17 July 2018

The stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary School

The stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary School

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An Ilford primary school’s production of Annie saw 60 pupils, aged five to 11, tread the boards for four critically acclaimed performances.

The stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary SchoolThe stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary School

Highlands Primary School, in Highlands Gardens, produced an updated and modern interpretation of the classic musical that made sure every audience member had a night to remember.

The four day production was directed and choreographed by drama leader Harsheron Kaur.

The stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary SchoolThe stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary School

She told the Recorder: “The children showed a great level professionalism, teamwork and commitment beyond their years. The quality of acting, dancing and singing was award winning.

“It takes true talent to move an audience and the cast did just that; what an outstanding performance. “

The stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary SchoolThe stars of Highlands Primary School's production of Annie. Photo: Highlands Primary School

Shanzay Saleem who played Annie, said: “I really enjoyed being part of cast everyone was always helping me and each other it’s a journey I will never forget.

“When the light came up and everyone was clapping I felt like a star.”


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