No ‘hard knock life’ for pupils tak­ing to Scoil Mhuire stage!

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

PUPILS AT Scoil Mhuire Cool­cotts are hard at work, putting the fin­ish­ing touches to this year’s sixth class show ‘An­nie Jr’.

All of the pupils are in full re­hearsal mode with bars of ‘To­mor­row’ be­ing heard all over the school build­ing, from morn­ing to evening!

In­deed, the en­tire school com­mu­nity is on board, or­gan­is­ing props, ticket sales, raf­fle prizes, posters, cos­tumes and all of the other strands that are en­com­passed in such a pro­duc­tion.

This year, the school has a sur­prise guest, hav­ing been forced to look out­side of their en­rolled sixth class pupils, to fill the vi­tal role of Sandy.

The ca­nine char­ac­ter in the mu­si­cal will be played by Sasha the shih tzu, act­ing along­side her owner Rafaela Pop­tile, who is play­ing the role of An­nie, while Kara Meller plays the role of Lily.

Set in the 1930s, An­nie is a fiery young or­phan liv­ing in a mis­er­able or­phan­age run by the tyran­ni­cal Miss Han­ni­gan (Ab­bie Cur­rid). Her seem­ingly hope­less sit­u­a­tion changes dra­mat­i­cally when she is se­lected to spend some time at the home of wealthy mu­ni­tions in­dus­tri­al­ist, Oliver War­bucks (Jake Ka­vanagh).

The mu­si­cal is di­rected by Aileen Suther­land, in her first out­ing as di­rec­tor for the school show.

Tick­ets are €5 for adults, €3 for chil­dren, and €12 for a fam­ily rate (two adults and two kids). They are on sale now and usu­ally sell out fast so pop along to the school and pick up your tick­ets as soon as you can. The show runs on June 13, 14 and 15.

Rafaela Pop­tile, who plays An­nie, with Sasha the shih tzu (Sandy).

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