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Annie Get Your Gun auditions for Little Jake in Oxford

By Stephanie Tye

Annie Oakley and her gun-toting antics are heading to the New Theatre from June 24 - 28. While the majority of the cast have started singing in Manchester, there is one role in the show that needed to be cast.

And that role is Little Jake, Annie’s younger brother, and youngsters from across the county took part in a special audition session here at the New Theatre on May 14. The two successful boys will share the role both at the New Theatre and in Aylesbury.

The hopefuls played a number of games to warm up,including acting out scenarios described to them and singing happy birthday - as afterall, Annie Get Your Gun is a musical!

Finally , the youngsters took it in turns to read a scene opposite session leader Ellie Collyer-Bristow and all of them adopted the American drawl required for the part.

Annie Get Your Gun is at the New Theatre from June 24 - 28.
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