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112814-207_SOF_KINGS_ANNIE_SR_8/8/11'Unity Bowns (9) from Emsworth, auditioning for the Annie Workshop at the Kings Theatre.''Picture:Steve Reid 112814-207
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TALENTED youngsters from across the region took part in an exciting Annie workshop that culminated in the musical performance of their lives on a prestigious Southsea stage.

About 50 seven to 14 year olds spent the week auditioning and rehearsing the popular musical which they were due to perform to a packed audience at the Kings Theatre last night.

Another team of ten children took charge of the technical aspects of the show and even produced programmes for the night.

Sandra Smith, of the Kings Theatre, said: ‘I’ve seen the rehearsals and they are all absolutely fantastic.

‘It is amazing to see how much the children have achieved in such a short space of time.

‘We’re delighted to offer them the theatre to showcase their wonderful achievements.’

The project was led by Lou Bundy, deputy head at Horndean Juniors and a team of eight teachers from her school and Horndean Infants.

It forms part of the Kings Theatre’s summer workshops throughout this month, and cost £130 per child to attend daily from 9am until 5pm.