ST Philips AODS Junior Workshop has proved that the show must go on after a run of bad luck.

The group, which comprises of young actors aged between 10 and 19, is performing classic Liverpool comedy Our Day Out by Willy Russell.

They were forced to move venues after St Philips Parochial Hall was put up for sale in March, along with the adult group — although the society has since found a new home at Commerce House in Bridgeman Place.

On top of that, director Gary Harvey had to leave his post due to ill health, so Mina Kirkbright came to the rescue to put on the finishing touches.

Secretary Julie Wright said: "We have had some challenging times this last 12 months. Our director was unable to continue his role but thankfully Mina, who normally produces the show, has taken his place.

"On top of that, after 25 years at the Parochial Hall we had to change venues because the hall was being sold. So for this production we chose Our Day Out as there isn't much scenery, but also because we knew the youngsters would enjoy performing it.

"So you could say we have come up against quite a few problems, but I'm pleased to say we have come through."

The cast includes Ryan Pilling (Briggs), Emily Kirwin (Mrs Kay), Jessica Barlow (Susan), Sam Dickman (Colin), Zack Thornley (headmaster), Elliot Longworth (Les, Ronnie the zookeeper), Rachel Slater (Carol), Sean Ainscow (Reilly), Joe Dickman (Digga), Kristian Butler (Maurice), Holly Trundle (Linda), Olivia Toft (Jackie), Cameron Holt (Little Kid Kevin), Keelan Jay Smith (Andrews), Eleesha Mayoh Etchells and Molly Puckering (the bored girls), Zack Thornley (Shopkeeper), Lily Charlson (waitress) and Daniel Slater (Ronson).

The production will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Plodder Lane, Farnworth from November 10 to 13 at 7.30pm. For tickets call 01204 699535 or 07712 673957.