It’s a hard knock life for students who performed five sell out shows of the musical Annie.

But pupils at St Thomas More Catholic School  in Wood Green seemed to be on Easy Street to audiences of their peers, staff, primary school, parents, governors and guests, who gave standing ovations each night.

Cast member Hayden Grant said: “Being in Annie is one of the best experiences I've ever had and I have enjoyed every second of it.

“These past days have been really fun as I got to meet other cast members.

“I’ve really enjoyed being able to improve in drama and work better in front of a crowd.”

The schools drama and music departments spent months rehearsing and coordinating the staging, lighting and sound for the production to build on the success of last year’s performance of The Lion King.