The production is set to open at the Curve, Leicester on Saturday 25th February 2023.
Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced the full casting for the upcoming UK tour of Annie, directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. Joining the previously announced Craig Revel Horwood and Paul O’Grady, will be Scottish BAFTA winner Elaine C Smith and Jodie Prenger, all starring as ‘Miss Hannigan’ at various venues. Starring alongside them will be: Alex Bourne as Oliver Warbucks, Paul French as Rooster, Amelia Adams as Grace Farrell, and Billie-Kay as Lily St. Regis. The title role of Annie is shared by Zoe Akinyosade, Harlie Barthram and Poppy Cunningham. They are joined by three teams of young performers who play the residents of Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.
The cast will be completed by Emily Barnett-Salter, Alistair Beattie, David Burrows, Sergi Ibanez, Rosalind James, Belle Kizzy Green, Ellie May-Wilson, Martin McCarthy, Phoebe Roberts, Lukin Simmonds, Matthew Sweet, Dawn Williams, and Tommy Wade-Smith.
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…
The classic musical includes memorable songs including: ‘Easy Street’, ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ and ‘Tomorrow’. It features Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan. This production features set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.
To find out more about the tour and to book tickets visit: https://www.anniethemusicaltour.uk/