Annie Reviews - Piccadilly Theatre

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Venue Information
Piccadilly Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street

Seating Plan


(2mins) Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 18th August 2017
Booking Until: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Age Restriction: No under 5's.
Important Info: Please note: Miranda Hart appears as Miss Hannigan until September 17th 2017. The appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed. No under 5's Craig Revel-Horwood will be taking over as Miss Hannigan from the 18th of September to the 26th of November, excluding all Saturday performances, and the following dates: Friday, 22nd September  Sunday, 24th September  Monday 16th  October  Wednesday 18th October  Wednesday 25th October  Monday 30th October  Monday 6th November  Monday 20th November  Thursday 23rd November
Review Summary
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 2 review(s)


Latest Review: "Annie was originally inspired by the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, and the musical is about An..."

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    Monday, 5th Jun 2017 by christopher west

Annie was originally inspired by the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, and the musical is about Annie growing up in ’30s New York during the Depression, living a life of misery in Miss Hannigan’s ghastly orphanage. “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Tomorrow” and “Easy Street” are the best known songs. It has gained well deserved adoration and fame as a favourite, since the original 70’s productions (and of course, the popular film). The storyline isn’t the strongest and yes, some of the script verges on over sentimental, but the ‘overall’ easily makes up for this.

Miranda Hart does brilliantly and will no doubt gain further strength (my viewing was after only seven initial preview performances)- inspired by previous roles by Sheila Hancock, Sue Pollard and Lily Savage.

ALL the others perform to the highest standard, delivering the harmony, pulse and vitality required for this type of musical and the choreography already reaches new heights. Annie (they share between three of them) is well up to the others in the power of her presentation (and the fascination with how she copes so easily on stage with Amber, a well- trained labrador).

One piece does stay in my mind particularly, which is where the six ‘kids’ do their own song and dance on their own, without Annie- each one has enormous personality and skill, which helps to appreciate Annie even more.

All credit to this production then- great entertainment from beginning to end.

Miranda Hart sums it up nicely: “I have a newly found musical theatre-esque spring in my step! I hope people will leave the theatre feeling life is a little better and dreamier and jollier after watching it, as much as we feel that performing it. “

    Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 by Barry

Good show, children were excellent, especially the girl who played Annie tonight. Cast was strong, Miranda Hart made a good attempt at Ms Hannigan, but really struggled with an American accent.

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