Being Nanny McPhee

Annabelle: Airborne not airbrushed

Posted on Thursday 15th May, 2014
First rehearsals were scheduled to start on 5th January – I couldn’t wait!!!  Then we got the schedule through, and I wasn’t down to dance that day – so I HAD to wait!!!  Over the Christmas break, I think I watched Nanny McPhee what felt like a hundred times. It is such a great film though!  I wonder if Emma Thompson will come and see our production? I would love it if she did!.....  Unfortunately I also caught a virus and grew about 2 inches all at the same time, which took its toll on my knee…

Annabelle: Hoping for a good role...

Posted on Thursday 13th March, 2014
About 2 weeks after the final audition, we returned to the Dance Attic for the Casting session.  Us girls aged 13-14 were in for a long day, as our session was from 9.30am to 5.30pm. I was so nervous for this day, as it would decide our parts.  The top age range tend to get some of the more ‘adult’ parts (including Nanny McPhee), and as we are all a fairly tall bunch of girls, we all stood a good chance with many of the main female roles – so…….fingers crossed……we started.  Our first casting was…

Annabelle: The anxious audition

Posted on Monday 10th March, 2014
Hi – it’s Annabelle (aka Nanny McPhee!!) Here’s a little background info into the auditioning process for anyone wanting to give it a go (you should!!).  As Mum is my walking diary (she told me to write that!) she said the LCB auditions were coming up, and as this is my last year for LCB – I’m 14 now – I really wanted to give it a go.  This would be my third time of auditioning (Snow White and A Little Princess before), so I had an idea of what was to come! Even so,  I have to say, on the day I …

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