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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Molly Knox Annie at the King’s Theatre presents a dynamic, sharp and vibrant production of a beloved story of a plucky orphan’s resolve and hope in finding her parents, in the face of greed, spite and bitterness. Director Nikolai Foster’s vision of the show is a similar ...

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Annie – Storyhouse, Chester

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts There are not many individual productions that have had the same longevity of run and success that Nikolai Foster's production of Annie has secured. Originally opening at The West Yorkshire Playhouse (Now Leeds Playhouse) in 2011, the show then toured the UK before a residency ...

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Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

latest touring cast annie the musical

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Dominic Corr For just shy of forty years, Annie has often proven to be one of the most popular and sickeningly sweet musicals ever to grace the stage. This new production, however, manages to downplay the sugar and generate some genuine chemistry between its characters. The plot ...

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Annie – Liverpool Empire

The cast of Annie

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts   It’s hard not to get won over by the overt optimism that seeps through every element of this saccharine-sweet musical. Generations of theatre goers have filled theatres all over the world to hear Little Orphan Annie sing The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow and it’s ...

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Annie – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of Annie

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Donna Kelly When Annie first burst onto Broadway in 1977, the brassy American musical won over hearts of theatregoers across the world with a record six-year run at the Alvin Theatre, scooping a Tony Award for Best Musical. Over 38 years later, the award-winning musical is continuing ...

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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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NEWS: Dogfight gets European première at Southwark Playhouse

Following the success of Titanic, Parade and Mack &Mabel, producer Danielle Tarento has announced the European premièreof award-winning musical Dogfight will open at the Southwark Playhouse in August. Based on the 1991 movie, the musical, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, premièred Off-Broaway, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and it was also nominated for five Outer Critics ...

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: James Brining Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:5] The multi award winning seminal Sondheim piece about a murderous barber seeking vengeance and his cunning cohort pie shop owner Mrs Lovett has been both wowing and turning the stomachs of audiences since its Broadway debut in 1979 and now it’s settling in for a month ...

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