Chorley Youth Theatre’s latest production is the enduringly popular musical, Annie.

Based on the classic comic strip, the show tells of a red-headed girl who was abandoned on the steps of an orphanage. Because of the strict regime led by Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the orphanage and goes on fun-filled adventures across New York City, in search of her real parents.

With lovable mutt Sandy by her side, Annie makes friends with President Franklin Roosevelt and finds herself in the household of billionaire Daddy Warbucks.

This family-friendly musical features a live orchestra and a large cast made up of Youth Theatre members aged from 11 to 19. Libby Smith-Hughes plays the lead role, with Lucas Burns as Daddy Warbucks.

The production is directed by 18-year-old Holly Petts, who is also the Youth Theatre’s Chairperson.

The show’s book and score is by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin and features some of the most-popular musical theatre hits ever written including “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life”

Chorley Youth Theatre is part of CADOS at Chorley Little Theatre, and produce a play and a musical every year. Because the group is run by the children themselves, spaces are limited and the group is currently full.

Tickets to Annie are adults £10, children £8, Family £30. Available from Ebb & Flo Bookshop, Gillibrand Street, or It runs from July 10 to 13 at 7.30pm.