FOOD, glorious food was on the menu at a Cheshire primary school recently.

Talented pupils of Delamere CE Academy performed the classic musical Oliver! to sell-out audiences.

An enthusiastic cast brought to life the tale of the orphan boy down on his luck with the help of Year 5 teacher and drama specialist Sarah Spence in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Sarah, who herself appeared in many West End productions and BBC programmes including Hotel Babylon and Casualty, said: “I was incredibly proud of all the children and the time and commitment they put into this performance.

“They learned not just to perform the roles but to live the characters and we are delighted with how well this was received by all the parents and grandparents who came to watch.”

The youngsters didn’t let nerves get the better of them when they performed at Tarporley High School to two audiences of more than 400 people.

Delamere headteacher Steve Docking said: “The singing and dancing was truly stunning. The performances were exceptional and the children really shone. in their individual roles. The quality of singing, dancing and performing brought rapturous applause from the audience and raised the bar in terms of what our children can achieve. I was incredibly proud of them all.”