Annie Reviews - Piccadilly Theatre

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Venue Information
Piccadilly Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London
London
W1D 7DY

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(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, 16th February 2018
Booking Until: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Age Restriction: No under 5s.
Show Status: production_closed
Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 review(s)

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Latest Review: "I attended the matinee on the 2nd December. A really good show and great performances from everyo..."

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    Sunday, 3rd Dec 2017 by Mo

I attended the matinee on the 2nd December. A really good show and great performances from everyone but with a special mention deserved for the young girl playing Molly, the smallest of the orphan girls, at the performance I was at who was outstanding and stole the stage every time she was on. Lots of children in the audience alongside us as you would expect but not a sound from any of them, they were totally mesmerised from start to finish. Would definitely recommend this show.

    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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