A STORY written during the school holidays has taken on epic proportions for a group of starry-eyed youngsters from Northwich.
Anna Clare, nine, and her friends wrote the play one afternoon for something to do – never dreaming it would end up being performed at one of the North West’s leading theatres.
The story was inspired by Anna and receives its premiere in the studio at Salford Quays theatre The Lowry on Sunday evening.
Anna’s mum Tracey, a learning support lecturer at Mid Cheshire College, said: “Its a lovely life-affirming tale about a sad caterpillar who finds happiness at the ugly bug ball. They were all thrilled to bits when they found out it was going to be staged at The Lowry.”
Anna and her friends Emily and Sophie Hulme, nine, Louise Plant, 10, and Aisling Eves, nine, are all pupils at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, Weaverham.
Anna’s dad Andrew, 39, has been roped in to play the role of the baddie. Tracey is helping with costumes and rehearsals and Anna’s sister Sophie, seven, has volunteered to lend a hand with lighting and music.
Tickets for Caterpillar are just £4 for adults and £2 for children, available from The Lowry box office on 0870 7875780. Curtain up is at 7pm.