Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the smash-hit musical takes place in 1930’s New York and follows the story of Annie, who lives with a group of charming orphans in Miss Hannigan’s tormenting orphanage. Ordered about each day, Annie is determined to one day find her real family. When she’s plucked from the orphanage to spend Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, Annie’s life begins to change.
Featuring a well-known score with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes songs such as “Maybe”, “It’s a Hard Knock Life”, “Tomorrow” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. Last seen in the West End in 1998 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, this famed musical comes into London for the first time in nineteen years!
Miranda Hart stars as Miss Hannigan, with further casting yet to be announced. Best known for her hilarious stand-up and sitcom Miranda, Hart is a BAFTA-winning actress (Call the Midwife), with stage credits including Cruising at the Bush Theatre and All About Me at the Soho Theatre.
Directed by Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director of the Leicester Curve, Annie features design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker. Officially opening at the Piccadilly Theatre London on June 5th, the musical begins previews May 23rd and runs until January 6th 2018.