The sun will come out tomorrow and every other day this year as three young actresses land their dream role sharing performances as Little Orphan Annie opposite comedian Miranda Hart at the Piccadilly theatre which begins its previews next month (May 2017).
Welcome to the West End stage three very excited girls : Madeleine Haynes, 13, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes, both 12 years old, all hailing from the the South East of England, who will transform themselves into the curly red headed eternal optimist, Annie, who steadfastly believes that her real parents will come and rescue her from a Manhatten orphange run by the hideous Miss Hannigan (Miranda Hart).
WC Fields once said said “never work with animals or children”, but Miranda Hart is not fazed by doing both when she makes her West End debut in the upbeat musical as, not only is she on stage with a whole managerie of little waifs and strays (the orphans) played alternatively by three groups of school children, Amber the 4 year old Labradoodle will have a starring role as Annie’s canine companion Sandy.
Making up the grown-up main cast will be Alex Bourne (We Will Rock You, Chicago, Grease, Beauty and the Beast) as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer (Sweet Charity, White Christmas) as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines (The Sound of Music on UK tour) as Rooster and Djalenga Scott (Grease, Chicago) as Lily.
Annie begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. The production is initially booking to 6 January 2018.
Performances: Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm, Thursday 25 May at 7.30pm, Friday 26 May at 7.30pm, Saturday 27 May at 3pm and 7.30pm.