Teenagers set for star-studded festive special

Owen Salthouse (left) and Tom Rolinson of the Scream Theatre School in Layton.
Owen Salthouse (left) and Tom Rolinson of the Scream Theatre School in Layton.
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THREE Fylde coast schoolboys burst on to TV this week in star-studded a mini series called Little Crackers.

Scream Theatre School in Blackpool helped place the local youngsters in Sky 1’s short comedy film series which was shown this week and will be repeated today.

Little Crackers is an 11 part season of autobiographical short films written by and starring some of Britain’s top comedy stars, including Stephen Fry and Barbara Windsor.

Each narrated film dramatises a humorous tale from the star’s past, aiming to provide the audience with a new insight into the life of a familiar face.

The boys, Tom Rolinson, Owen Salthouse and Charlie Kenyon starred alongside actresses such as Jane Horrocks, Sally Lindsay and Sheridan Smith as part of their roles

Owen Salthouse, a pupil at Cardinal Allen High School appeared on ITV on Thursday alongside Sally Lindsay.

Owen, 11 from Fleetwood said: “It was good fun seeing myself on TV, I really hope I can do more acting work in the future.

“I was absolutely speechless when I found out I had got the part but really happy. As part of the show I had to eat loads of cake and buns and Sally Lindsay was really nice. She even gave me a present when we finished filming, it was a brilliant experience.”

Tom Rolinson, 14, from Thornton and also a pupil at Cardinal Allen appeared as one of Sheridan Smith’s brothers on Wednesday.

He said: “It was brilliant being involved in Little Crackers because I got to meet loads of people I’ve seen on TV.

“Sheridan Smith was really nice and down to Earth and it was a great experience.

“This was the first time I’ve been on TV and it was really good fun.

“I am in another show being shown in CBeebies in January though.”

Finally Charlie Kenyon, 13, from Marton, appeared with Jane Horrocks on Monday.

Jessica Bell, a spokeswoman for Scream Theatre school which is based on Wareham Road in Layton said: “We are very proud of all the boys and their performances in Little Crackers.

“They are great ambassadors and have done us proud.

“There are lots of opportunities for young people at Scream and we are sure these boys will be appearing on TV in the near future.”