‘Annie’ Casting Announced

Playing the part of Annie, in the much loved musical of the same name, is every girl’s dream: read-headed or otherwise!

So it is happy days for the three very excited actresses joining Miranda Hart who, as we announced earlier in the year, will be playing Miss Hannigan. Welcome Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes: three young actresses (Madeleine is the eldest at 13),  from the South East of England, who will become the world famous orphan who gets rescued from a Manhatten orphange by Daddy Warbucks.

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l-r Lola Moxom, Ruby Stokes and Madeleine Haynes who will alternate the role of Annie – photo credit Matt Crockett

Our three Annies will be joined by Amber, the loveable 4 year old Labradoodle that won the hearts of the auditioning panel to play Annie’s dog, Sandy.

The grown-ups completing the main cast will be Alex Bourne (We Will Rock You, Chicago, Grease, Beauty and the Beast) as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer (Sweet Charity, White Christmas) as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines (The Sound of Music on UK tour) as Rooster and Djalenga Scott (Grease, Chicago) as Lily.

To give the young actresses, who will complete the company of orphans, their first role call, they are:

Molly will be alternated by Aurelia Borrelli, eight years old from Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, Ellicia Simondswood, eight years old from Lower Morden, Surrey and Nicole Subebe, seven years old from Romford, Essex.  The role of Tessie will be alternated by Jessica Cartledge, ten years old from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Scarlet Grace, fourteen years old from Northaw, Hertfordshire and Dora Yolland, ten years old from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The role of Kate will be alternated by Shani Roberts, nine years old from Braintree, Essex, Emily-May Stephenson, ten years old from Swadlincote, Derbyshire and Maisie Thorn, ten years old from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. The role of Pepper will be alternated by Drew Hylton, eleven years old from Loughton, Essex, Eva MacLaughlan, ten years old from Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire and Charlotte Ross Gower, fourteen years old from Sittingbourne, Kent.  The role of July will be alternated by Nancy Allsop, fourteen years old from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Carla Dixon, thirteen years old from Wimbledon, London and Isabelle Methven, thirteen years old from Harpenden, Hertfordshire.  The role of Duffy will be alternated by Kya Davis, nine years old from Slough, Berkshire, Nicole Dube, twelve years old from Colchester, Essex and Kathryn Whetter, ten years old from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

Congratulations to you all!

Annie begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017.  The production is initially booking to 6 January 2018.

Performances: Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm, Thursday 25 May at 7.30pm, Friday 26 May at 7.30pm, Saturday 27 May at 3pm and 7.30pm.

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