Harrogate girls take to stage in heart of West End

Pupil Annabel Wass is pictured with the Lazy Ace programme.

Pupil Annabel Wass is pictured with the Lazy Ace programme.

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Two Harrogate schoolgirls have taken to the West End stage to perform in a one-off show at one of London’s most famous theatres.

Annabel Wass and Sofia Snowball, both pupils at Belmont Grosvenor School in Harrogate, travelled to the capital to take part in The Lazy Ace - a musical show performed by members of their out-of-school drama group.

Year 6 pupil Sofia took one of the principle roles of Buzz in the London show while Annabel, nine, was one of the street kids.

Both girls – who study drama at co-educational prep school Belmont Grosvenor – loved their experience of the West End Stage.

Annabel said : “There can’t be many children who have the chance to perform at a world-famous theatre – it was really fantastic.

“I really enjoyed the performance as it was so special – I love singing and drama,” said Annabel, who is in Year 4 at Belmont Grosvenor, based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith.

The Lazy Ace was staged at Her Majesty’s Theatre – in the heart of the West End and home to the long-running production of The Phantom of the Opera.

As well as their drama, singing and musical instrument tuition at Belmont Grosvenor, both girls are members of a Saturday drama group the PQA Academy, which staged the children’s musical.

Sofia has also performed at York’s Joseph Rowntree Theatre in The Little Mermaid.