Actress Su Pollard, who will star in rags-to-riches musical Annie at the Alhambra Theatre, met these young actors who will join her in the production.

Nine young pupils at the Stage 84 performing arts school in Idle will play orphans in the show, under the watchful eye of the Hi-De-Hi actress’s dastardly Miss Hannigan.

School Principal Valerie Jackson said: “Children from my school are playing the parts of orphans, it’s the second year running they’ve been asked to play the parts. She came to the school and it was lovely.”

Mrs Jackson said the actress spent a lot of time talking to the children and looking round the school. They had a lovely day with her,” she said. “I’m so very proud of them.”

Annie runs at the Alhambra from September 6 to 10. For tickets, ring (01274) 432000.