The revival of the musical is the first production to open at new open air theatre, Lavender Theatre.

A first look image has been released of SuRie as Annie Oakley and Charlie McCullagh as Frank Butler in the upcoming new production of Irving Berlin’s musical, which is directed and choregraphed by Simon Hardwick.

There’ll be gun-slingin’, high-kickin’ hijinks as we follow the story of the Old West’s keenest sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, her on-off relationship with Frank Butler, and her rocky rise to stardom.

Featuring the beloved songs “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better),” ”You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Annie Get Your Gun has become one of the most enduring Broadway musicals from the Golden Era.

The cast for the production also includes: Chlöe Hart (Catherine of Aragon in the national tour of ‘Six’, ‘Evita’, ‘Kinky Boots’) as Dolly Tate and Elliot Broadfoot, a 2023 graduate from Leeds Conservatoire making his professional debut as Buffalo Bill. The rest of the company includes: Nina Bell (‘Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘Matilda’, UK & Ireland Tour), Joe Boyle (‘Top Hat’, ‘Heathers’), Kyerron Dixon-Bassey (‘From Here To Eternity)’, Jay Faisca (‘Henry VI: Days of Rebellion’), Marisa Harris (‘Yeast Nation’, ‘Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera’), Holly Lawrence (‘Grease’, Royal Caribbean), AJ Lewis (‘Mandela’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’), and Joseph Vella (‘Gypsy’, ‘From Here To Eternity’).Playing Annie’s younger siblings are Olivia Ainsworth, Mayah Balcerak, Layla Duke, Mahlie Duval, Poppy LeRougetel, and Caitlin Muggeridge.

The musical is being produced by Lavender Theatre Artistic Director Joe McNeice for Lavender Productions Ltd, the creative team behind the production includes: Associate Director and Choreographer Maria Graciano (‘Moulin Rouge’),Musical Supervisor Matthew Spalding (‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Singin’ In The Rain’),Musical Director Debbi Clarke (‘Stranger Sings’, ‘DIVA: Live From Hell!’) and Casting by Danielle Tarento.

Annie Get Your Gun is the first production to open at the Lavender Theatre based at the Mayfield Lavender Farm and has been co-founded by  director Joe McNeice and Mayfield owner Brendan Maye. 

The musical will run at the theatre from the 17th July until the 5th August.

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