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Annie – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Joseph Leigh A household name for over a generation, when a new production of the classic musical Annie arrives in town it always has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, Nikolai Foster’s most recent revival not only meets the audience’s expectations but exceeds them, delivering a ...

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Annie – Bristol Hippodrome

Based on the book by: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Hesketh With a red-headed orphan, a child-hating matriarch and catchy show tunes such as NYC and the unforgettable Tomorrow, a fresh and uplifting revival of the classicAnnie,directed by Nikolai Foster, has tap-danced its way to the Bristol Hippodrome. Set in 1930s New ...

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Annie – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Based on the book by: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Beth Steer A classic tale of an orphan’s rise from rags to riches – escaping the clutches of the infamously tyrannical Miss Hannigan along the way – Annie is a firm family favourite when it comes to musicals. And, for fans of Thomas ...

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Annie – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Musical Director: George Dyer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Over the years, some musicals gain an unfair reputation for being saccharine sweet confections. Often the fault lies with film adaptations of the original stage material, the hard edges of the live performance softened for cinema audiences. It’s a fate ...

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Annie – Mayflower, Southampton

Book by: Thomas Meehan Directed by: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Annie, a much-loved family musical, tells the story of an orphan who wants nothing more than to find her parents. When Annie is invited to stay at Billionaire Oliver Warbucks home for Christmas, the pair find in each other what they have been missing all along; love. Their new ...

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Annie – Curve, Leicester

Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Book: Thomas Meehan Director:Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan From ‘It’s A Hard Knock Life’ to ‘Tomorrow’ to ‘Easy Street’, Annie is one of the most iconic and popular musicals of all time, and Curve’s Community Production of this much loved production raises the bar to the highest possible standard for non-professional groups everywhere.This season ...

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Annie – The Grand Opera House, York

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Robert Readman Musical Director: Adam Tomlinson Choreographer: Lesley Hill Reviewer: Rob Atkinson The popularity of Harold Gray’s 1930s American comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, based on a 19th century poem of that name, was based partly on its solid “cute” appeal and partly on its frequently hard-hitting messages, encompassing topical ...

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NEWS: RAGS gets West End premiere in the form of Charity Gala Concert

Coming to London’s West End for the first time ever, RAGS The Musical plays for one night only in a special concert adaptation at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 28th April. RAGS The Musical opened on Broadway in 1986, receiving Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. With music written by Charles Strouse (Annie), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ...

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