The concert performance of the musical will take place at the London Palladium on the 7th April.
Presented by Lambert Jackson, Live Nation and Cuffe and Taylor, full casting has now been announced for the upcoming concert production of Irving Berlin’s musical, taking place in the West End in April.
Joining the previously announced Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked, We Will Rock You) Annie Oakley and star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden as love interest Frank Butler will be Matt Henry (Kinky Boots, The Drifters Girl) as Buffalo Bill, Nicholas McLean (Boq, Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre) as Charlie Davenport, Olivia Moore (Sandy, Grease, Dominion Theatre, u/s Veronica and Heather McNamara, Heathers, original West End cast Theatre Royal Haymarket) as Winnie Tate, Charlotte Riby (Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, and u/s Becky, Waitress, Adelphi Theatre) as Dolly Tate, and Jay Rincon (Miracle On 34th Street, UK tour) as Tommy Keeler.
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. This is the first time that a concert production of the musical will be staged in the UK.
Talking about the news Lambert Jackson Creative Director Eliza Jackson said: “We are delighted to add Matt Henry, Nicholas McLean, Olivia Moore, Charlotte Riby and Jay Rincon to the cast for Annie Get Your Gun at the London Palladium. It is going to be a wonderful night celebrating a classic musical that is full of memorable showtunes, like the iconic songs There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do. With Rachel and Julian leading the cast, accompanied by a full orchestra, this one-off concert is going to be a must-see event this spring.”
To book tickets for this concert production visit: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/annie-get-your-gun/