Annie

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Award-winning actress and comedian Miranda Hart stars as the horrible Miss Hannigan in a brand new version of the hit Broadway musical Annie, directed by Nikolai Foster. Last seen on the West End in 1998, this beloved musical follows the story of orphan Annie, who finds a new home with a famous billionaire. Featuring hit songs such as “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”, Annie opens at the Piccadilly Theatre London in May 2017.
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Booking until 6 January 2018

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Box Office:0844 871 7630
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Group Booking:020 7206 1174
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History

First opening in 1928, the Piccadilly established itself as a major theatrical venue with a production of Jerome Kern's Blue Eyes, starring Evelyn Lane, one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period. Briefly taken over by Warner Brothers in the early years, the Piccadilly hosted the UK's first ever talking picture, The Singing Fool.

In 1929, the venue reverted back to a theatre, housing The Student Prince (1929) and Folly to be Wise (1931). Following a brief stint as a cabaret restaurant, the theatre re-opened as the London Casino in 1936, hosting lavish stage extravaganzas. Unfortunately, the theatre was damaged by a bomb during the Second World War and was closed for renovations.

The 1950's saw the theatre restored and once again hosting prolific plays, revues and musicals. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Streetcar Named Desire and Man of La Mancha made their debuts at the theatre throughout the 1960's and 70's. In 1964, The Beatles recorded a number of songs for a radio show, whilst 1976 saw Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton's musical Very Good Eddie run for 411 performances.

From 1986, the Piccadilly became the host of ITV variety show Live From the Piccadilly, with Jimmy Tarbuck, followed by seasons of dance and ballet, including Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Throughout the 21st century, the theatre earned its name on the West End, housing a string of hit musicals, including Ragtime (2003), starring Maria Friedman, Noises Off (2003), Jumpers (2003-2004), Jailhouse Rock - The Musical (2004-2005), Guys and Dolls (2005-2007), which starred a number of names at different times, such as Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Russell, Douglas Hodge, Nigel Harman, Patrick Swayze, Ben Richards, Sally Ann Triplett, Neil Morrissey and many more.

Further notable productions include Grease (2007-2011), starring Siobhan Dillon and Ray Quinn, Ghost the Musical (2011-2012), starring Richard Fleeshman, Jennifer Saunders' Viva Forever! (2012-2013) and Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage (2013-2014).

In recent years, the Piccadilly Theatre has played host to Jersey Boys (2014), which transferred over from the Prince Edward Theatre and continued to play to packed out audiences until March 2017.

Following the departure of musical sensation Jersey Boys, which embarks on a UK tour, the Piccadilly plays host to the return of Russian company Sovremennik Theatre, who play limited performances of Three Comrades, Two for the Seesaw and Three Sisters. May 2017 sees beloved musical Annie revived at the theatre, directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Miranda Hart.

Past Shows

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Three Sisters
(closed 13 May 2017)
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Two for the Seesaw
(closed 9 May 2017)
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Three Comrades
(closed 6 May 2017)

 
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Jersey Boys
(closed 26 Mar 2017)
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Dirty Dancing
(closed 23 Feb 2014)
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Viva Forever!
(closed 29 Jun 2013)

 
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Ghost The Musical
(closed 6 Oct 2012)