Annie UK Tour

Annie UK Tour

The Annie UK Tour is back in 2019 with Anita Dobson, Craig Revel Horwood and Lesley Joseph sharing the role of Miss Hannigan. See the tour schedule for Annie the musical UK tour below. Following a successful season in London’s West End, the Annie UK Tour will commence at the Manchester Opera House on 9 February 2019. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search… The score includes musical theatre classics including It’s A Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow, Easy Street, and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Times) stars … Read more

REVIEW: Annie, Piccadilly Theatre ✭✭✭

Book tickets for Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre starring Miranda Hart

Annie Piccadilly Theatre, 4th June 2017 3 Stars BOOK TICKETS Miranda Hart is the big name draw in this bouncy, colourful revival of the perennial childrens’ and families’ favourite about the cute little girl with the endlessly repeated big tune.  While she may not be able to act, sing or dance in any recognisable ‘musical theatre’ way, she pleases the audiences every time she sets foot upon the stage and will presumably do enough to bring this production the ticket sales it seeks until such time as a better offer comes along. Nikolai Foster is the artistic director of Curve Leicester and the director of this production; and it is his avowed mission to make his base the home of great musical theatre.  How – exactly – this revival fits into that grand plan I will leave it to him to explain, but there are any number of producing houses the length … Read more

Further casting announced for Annie in West End

Book now for Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Alex Bourne will be Daddy Warbucks with Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell alongside Miranda Hart as part of further casting announced for the new West End production of Annie. The pair, who have both appeared in the UK tour of the musical, will be joined in the show at Piccadilly Theatre by Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. Today’s casting news follows the previously announced Hart as iconic villain Miss Hannigan. The title role of Annie will be shared by Madeleine Haynes, aged 13 from Hadley Wood, Barnet in north London, Lola Moxom, aged 12 from Rochester in Kent, and Ruby Stokes, aged 12 from Hampshire. They will be joined by three teams of young performers who will play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage (see below). Completing the company will be ensemble members Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper, Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How, Katie Warsop and Russell Wilcox.  Amber, a four-year-old Labradoodle, will play Annie’s dog, Sandy. Rehearsals … Read more

Miranda Hart To Make West End Debut As Miss Hannigan In Annie

Miranda Hart will star as Miss Hannigan in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre

Annie is headed back to London’s West End, this time featuring multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart in her West End stage debut as the infamous Miss Hannigan! Annie will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in May 2017 directed by Nikolai Foster and produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Bookings for Annie open Friday 17 February 2017 with our exclusive Pre-Sale Period. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… Miranda Hart said: “Miss Hannigan is a dream role, and certainly has been for me, but I never thought it would … Read more

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 70 – 61

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Welcome to our latest instalment of results from our Top 100 Greatest Musicals of all time poll. There are a few new entries and some bona fide classics in this part of the list. Congratulations to all those who are listed in our roll call of truly great musicals. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 70. Shrek https://youtu.be/rETYrQz-KeE Based on the 2001 Dreamworks film, which in turn was based on the 1990 Book by William Steig, Shrek is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. The original Broadway production opened in 2088 running for twelve months and a re-vamped West End production ran from June 2011 to February 2013 before touring. The Broadway production was nominated for 8 Tony Awards winning one for Best Costume Design. 69. A Chorus … Read more

CRITICS CHOICE: Emily Hardy’s Pick Of 2015

Annie Uk Tour 2015

My pick of 2015 is neither a stroke of theatrical genius like the Almeida’s Oresteia nor a brilliant and original work of art like 1927’s Golum. It is in fact a populist musical, despised by many, dating back to the 1970s. NB: If squeaky-voiced, optimistic red-headed orphans conjure distressing memories of amateur productions past, look away now because my pick of 2015 is… believe it or not… Annie. Nikolai Foster’s fast-paced and punchy production – touring the UK until June 2016 – has given one very old dog a fresh lease of life. Annie, with new colourful choreography and a ‘funky’ edge comparable to that in Tim Minchin’s Matilda, can finally escape the chorus of groans that once accompanied its name. Thanks to this energetic reimagining, it’s once again acceptable to hum Charles Strouse’s Tomorrow (boy oh boy!) and soak up Thomas Meehan’s saccharine rags to riches story – just … Read more

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