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Sweet Charity – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Tate James This musical theatre comedy makes a sweet Christmas treat at the Royal Exchange. When Sweet Charity burst onto the Broadway Stage in the 60s, it encapsulated the spirit of the decade and, 50 years later, it still charms and delights as we follow our happy-go-lucky ...

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Annie – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

ANNIE - Jonny Fines as 'Rooster', Lesley Joseph as 'Miss Hannigan' and Djalenga Scott as 'Lily'.

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Carol Lovatt For a night of sheer uplifting theatre, Annie the musical is a production that warms both the heart and soul of an audience. The story of a feisty little abandoned girl who is determined to find her parents and escape the hard life of an ...

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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 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

latest touring cast annie the musical

Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As a populist piece of entertainment Annie, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's 1977 musical has always appealed to those who love their shows schmaltzy and sentimental and taking it as such, Nikolai Foster's revival will surely entertain many. There are sunny tunes a-plenty, ...

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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 – 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 – 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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White Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: David Ives and Paul Blake Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Director: Tom Kelly Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The West Yorkshire Playhouse has brought a new version of an old classic to Leeds this Christmas. Famously made into a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny ...

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