After a search to find Annie earlier this year, the show finally opens in Eastbourne today (26 October).
10-year-old Katie Hillyer was selected from the open auditions to take the lead role at the performance at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre. She’ll be supported by 14 other girls, all aged between 6-17-years-old, who’ll play Katie’s fellow orphans.
The lucky cast members were whittled down from 83 girls from across East Sussex who tried out for the roles.
The show runs until Sunday (30 October) and tickets are available online or through the Box Office on 01323 802020.