Meg makes cut as handy Sandy in a new production of Annie

Mundesley Players have found their dog to star along side Rachel Feetham in the upcoming production

Mundesley Players have found their dog to star along side Rachel Feetham in the upcoming production of Annie. Pictured is Rachel Feetham with Meg. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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Mundesley Players have found their dog to star along side Rachel Feetham in the upcoming production

Mundesley Players have found their dog to star along side Rachel Feetham in the upcoming production of Annie. Pictured is Rachel Feetham with Meg.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

But now Mundesley Players are proud to unveil Meg - the limelight-loving Labrador retriever.

Meg, seven, from Mundesley, will fill the role of Sandy the dog in the Players' showing of the hit musical, Annie.

She completes the cast, after the group put out a request for a dog.

The character of Annie is played by 11-year-old Rachel Feetham who goes to Aylsham High School.


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Rachel auditioned for the previous production at Sheringham Little Theatre and secured the part of Molly (the youngest orphan) and has dreamed of playing Annie.

She sang the main tune 'Tomorrow' in The Mundesley Players show 'A Taste of the Musicals' in summer last year and is delighted to get a chance to play the role in the full musical.

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The story is set in 1933 and follows Annie, who escapes from an orphanage to find her parents. She meets Sandy and millionaire Oliver Warbucks, who later ends up adopting her.

Annie is directed by Tracey Loftus, who has been a full time director for three years, she said: 'We are very relieved to have completed our cast, I was getting quite worried as a trained dog is hard to find.'

There is a cast of 40, ranging from aged four to 70, and with only five rehsearsals left the show is fast approaching.

The Mundesley Players re-formed in 1979 and since then 63 productions have been performed, including musicals, plays and carnivals.

Shows have also taken place on Cromer Pier, Sheringham Little Theatre and at various village halls for one-night performances.

The recent production of Annie has been performed a few times before in Mundesley, the last being 14 years ago.

The show is from December 2-5 at 7.30pm at the Coronation Hall in Mundesley.

Tickets are £10 for an adult and £7 for a child and can be bought from the clothes shop Jupe, on Station Road or by calling 07503297602.

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