Why See Annie?
Starring Paul O'Grady as Miss Hannigan!
a welcome return
Leapin' lizards! Little Orphan Annie returns to the road after a glorious West End run to bring her sunshine personality to this brand new production. Heart-warming and dripping with charm and catchy songs, Annie has been an absolute classic since first appearing on stage in 1977, introducing audiences to the wyly red-head and her adventures as she sets out to find her real parents.
It's a hard knock life
Life is hard for Annie and the other orphans at the Hudson Street Orphanage in Depression-era New York City. Presided over by dastardly matron Miss Hannigan fun is hard to find until one day her life is changed forever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays. This begins a mad-cap caper as Annie's bright and shining personality begins to win over the crotchety businessman, teaching him the meaning of love, life and looking on the bright side.
Opening night: 21 March 2023
2+ (no under 2's allowed)
Two hours and 10 minutes including interval
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O'Grady as Miss Hannigan on selected dates
Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks
Kiana Dumbuya, Ava Smith, Mia Lakha as Annie
Carolyn Maitland as Grace Farrell
Richard Meek as Rooster
Jenny Gayner as lily
Andy Barke as Drake
George Rae as Bert Healy and Ickes
Susanna Van Den Berg as Sophie, Mrs Pugh and Frances Perkins
Matt Trevorrow as Assistant Dance Captain, Apple Seller, Fred McCracken and Hull
Michael Anderson as Butler and NBC Producer
Zara Bench, Honey-Rose Quinn and Florrie May Wilkinson as Molly
Kacey Agwuegbo, Tily Stephany and Marie Olivia Love as Duffy
Siena Austen, Lois Dennison and Dulcie Allsop as Tessie
Marie Peedle, Aliya Bashir and Charlotte Pourret Wythe as Pepper
Amber Sawyer, Isobelle Chalmers and Saskia Salmon as July
Sophia Smith, Olivia Rose Haywood and Emily-May Stephenson as Kate
Thomas Audibert, Daisy Boyles, Amy West, Samuel Wilson-Freeman
Introducing Amber the dog as Sandy
Directed by Nikolai Foster
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
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