In the early 1930s, Annie the orphan was an 11 year old girl who dreams of being united with her birth parents, having found herself growing up in an orphanage.
The show comes alive with “It’s a hard knock life” thanks to the whirlwind of energy that is provided by 7 exceptionally talented young ladies who’s ages range from 8 to 11 years old, but do not assume that the quality of the performance is in any way effected by age. Their exceptional stage presence and sheer likeability lifts the show further and their strong performances throughout the show is a delight to watch.
Miss Hannigan is played by the established actress Lesley Joseph, best known from her role as Dorien Green in the huge TV show “Birds of a Feather” (and a hugely successful career on top of that), who plays the role with the stunning comic timing you would expect from an actress of her caliber, she alone is worth the ticket price.
Annie was played in this performance by the wonderfully talented Madeleine Haynes. Her confidence on stage and her incredible talent will leave you in awe and she delivers a strong character, bringing the audience to a huge standing ovation when she stepped forward at the end of the show.
There is also the delightful use of a Labradoodle throughout the show, an incredibly talented dog called Amber (playing the part of Sandy) who continues to be spotted throughout the show and is particularly enchanting.
This Musical has been brought upto date with this modern adaption, played within a surreal, framed set that really helps to focus the action on stage as it unfolds.
This musical is suitable for any musical lover of course, but also it is a perfect show to take your children to.
This is the perfect family musical.
Annie runs until Saturday 26th March at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. For full tour information and to book tickets click here »