LIPA 4-19 student Alfie Connolly has been cast in renowned playwright Tim Firth's latest work.
Alfie has attended LIPA 4-19's Saturday academy for three years. The eleven year old was chosen by the writer, who attended a LIPA 4-19 class to audition a number of boys and decided Alfie was right for the part.
In preparation for the role, Alfie will take part in a week-long workshop at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre, which will be followed in June by a table presentation of Tim's new comedy musical, aimed at a family audience.
Tim's writing credits include Calendar Girls, Our House and The Band, which is currently on tour across the UK.