News / Casting
Annie announces additions to child cast for final month of run
10 Jan, 2018 | By London Theatre Direct
Never Fully Dressed Without a Syal
My Hart was in my mouth when I watched Miranda take a turn as Miss Hannigan. I Revelled in watching a 6’2 man in drag when Craig Revel-Horwood had a short residency at the Piccadilly. Now bringing another perspective to Annie, running until 18 February 2018 is the delightful Meera Syal fully at home in the character of Miss Hannigan.
5 Jan, 2018 | By Kay Johal
Annie: ideal for Christmas and the New Year
Most musical theatre fans are familiar with Annie the musical, which was first performed on Broadway in 1977, with its West End debut in the following year. Since then, there have been West End revivals in almost every decade. This year saw the most recent revival with stars from TV, comedy, dance and stage in the tragi-comic role of Miss Hannigan.
20 Dec, 2017 | By Sandra Howell
Annie: a festive favourite
Annie is a firm festive favourite. A staple of the Christmas TV schedules, it is a musical that has found its place. It is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in a new incarnation directed by Nikoli Foster and choreographed by Nick Winston.
1 Dec, 2017 | By Harrison Fuller
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Annie "a night of music, love and beautiful dancing"
Seated in the surprisingly comfortable plush seats of the Royal Circle in the Piccadilly Theatre, I was very impressed by the intricate stage design, striking me as almost an echo of the current Matilda set. With two shows currently being performed on the West End, heavily featuring younger performers, I was hoping Annie would stand its ground.
11 Oct, 2017 | By Grace McCabe
Craig Revel Horwood scheduled to replace Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan in Annie
Craig Revel Horwood, the Strictly Come Dancing Judge, has been announced as Miranda Hart's replacement when she ends her run as Miss Hannigan in Annie 17 September.
11 Aug, 2017 | By Sarah Gengenbach
Let's Hear it for the Kids!
Children have always been a huge part of theatre, but I think it is now safe to say that their talent and enthusiasm is slowly dominating the West End, and with good reason too.
Currently in the West End, we have maggots, orphans, rock stars, lions cubs and mini MJs. Along with touring ballerinas and the plucky pickpocketers opening this summer at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – I think the loudest song needs to go to the children who are smashing these West End productions, night after night.
13 Jun, 2017 | By Lucy Beirne
Miranda Hart to make West End debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre
Multi-award winning actress, writer and comedian Miranda Hart will make her West End debut bringing life to the role of Miss Hannigan in Nikolai Foster's production of Annie.
The musical, based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strips, has become a beloved classic spawning multiple award-winning Broadway and West End runs as well as critically acclaimed films.
17 Feb, 2017 | By Sarah Gengenbach