Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing
About the Show
Tony Award winning musical about the hard knock life of orphan Annie and her hopes for better.
Set in 1930s New York, Annie is stuck in an orphanage run by the mean-spirited Miss Hannigan. When billionaire Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let Annie stay with him to promote his image, Annie's life takes a surprising turn. The original Broadway production won the 1977 Tony Award for Best New Musical.
Perfect, then, as anticipated, for the summer and the school-holidays but, more unexpectedly, for these jittery, fear-filled times too; a potent juvenile rallying cry to resist hard-knocks and fight back.
The 1977 Tony winning Broadway musical may be more than a little bit old-fashioned and even corny, but it wears its sincerity totally on its heart; and director Nikolai Foster honours that sentiment (and sentimentality) with real integrity...
This production, fluently directed by Nikolai Foster, who previously directed a touring version, also has the benefit of a kind of rough theatrical magic. Its scale fits perfectly into the relatively compact Piccadilly...
[Miranda Hart] gets top billing, but really it’s a colourful cameo. The show is the star. And its mixture of open-heartedness, wit and pizzazz enables the little orphan inside us all to see off our enemies.