Today’s photo from the Worcester News archives comes from this day two years ago, as young actors joined up for Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society Youth Section -WODYS.

Youngsters who secured a place that year were: Alex Bushell; Beth Salisbury; Catherine Broadbent; Emily Button; Faye Davies; Finley Mackinnon; Harry Rogers; Harvey Lewis; Haydn Jenkins; Kaitlyn Norwood; Maddy Meredith; May Davidson; PoppyHarris; Bex Stephens; Robyn McCollum; Sophie Rowberry and Willow Harris.

At the time, WODYS chairman and director David Humphries, said: ‘‘We had estimated that we could take up to 15 youngsters to add to the 50 existing members. However, the standard was so high thatthe panel decided to take 17.

“We are sorry that we could not take all those who auditioned, but there is a limit to the number people we can have in our cast.”