The concert performance of Irving Berlin’s musical will head to the West End’s London Palladium on the 7th April.
It has been announced that Rachel Tucker will return to the West End to play sharpshooter Annie Oakley in a new concert production of Annie Get Your Gun, presented by live music and event promoters Cuffe and Taylor and Live Nation, in association with theatre producers Lambert Jackson Productions. it will mark the West End and Broadway star’s return to the West End after starring as Annette / Beverley Bass in Come From Away on Broadway, a role she originated in the London production.
Talking about the news she said: “It’s an absolute delight to be coming back to London and the West End to play such an iconic role as Annie Oakley at the legendary London Palladium.I can’t wait to be back, and to be taking part in this special concert production celebrating the music of Annie Get Your Gun – there really is ‘No Business Like Show Business’!”
It has also been confirmed that Julian Ovenden will also be joining the cast to play love interest Frank Butler. Julian has recently starred as Emile de Becque in the UK tour of South Pacific, and has featured in TV dramas The Crown, Bridgerton and Downton Abbey.
When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to town, it only takes one glance for sharp-shooting country girl Annie Oakley to fall head over heels for its star marksman, Frank Butler. Both have truly met their match, as the two compete and flirt, with plenty of ups and downs along the way.
Celebrating this fictionalised version of the real-life sharp-shooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler, Annie Get Your Gun boasts a score of Irving Berlin classics including ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘I Got Lost In His Arms’, ‘I Got The Sun In The Mornin’’, ‘Anything You Can Do,’ and ‘They Say It’s Wonderful’.
Annie Get Your Gun originally opened on Broadway in 1946 and then in the West End a year later in 1947. Both productions were a hit and the Oscar-winning film based on the musical followed in 1950.
To book tickets for this concert production visit: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/annie-get-your-gun/