Ever since it premiered at The Old Vic in London in 2016, the rumour mill has been rife with talk about if and when Tim Minchin’s musical...
Full cast announced for Annie in the West End with Miranda Hart
Full casting announced as rehearsals begin
Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster, Djalenga Scott as Lily, 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.
The title role of Annie will be shared by Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom, and Ruby Stokes, 12-years old from Hampshire. They will be joined by three teams of young performers who will play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Amber, a 4 year-old Labradoodle, will play Annie’s dog Sandy.
The children's ensemble will feature alternating teams in the following roles: Aurelia Borrelli, Ellicia Simondswood and Nicole Subebe (Molly); Jessica Cartledge, Scarlet Grace and Dora Yolland (Tessie); Shani Roberts, Emily-May Stephenson and Maisie Thorn (Kate); Drew Hylton, Eva MacLaughlan and Charlotte Ross Gower (Pepper); Nancy Allsop, Carla Dixon and Isabelle Methven (July); Kya Davis, Nicole Dube and Kathryn Whetter (Duffy).
"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…"
Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan adapted from the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. With a score by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, this new West End production is directed by Nikolai Foster with sets and costumes designed by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Richard Brooker and orchestration and musical direction by George Dyer. It is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.
Annie tickets are on sale to 6 Jan 2018.