Award-winning actress Miranda Hart stars in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre this year
Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan (photo: Matt Crockett)
Set during The Great Depression, in ’30s New York, little orphan Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment, along with the other girls at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage (It’s the Hard Knock Life). Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks (I think I’m Gonna Like it Here). Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas (Easy Street) and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.
Star of her own sit-com show “Miranda” as well as BBC’s “Call the Midwife“, Hart, who makes her West End debut as Miss Hannigan, said of the role : “(It)… is a dream role, and certainly has been for me, but I never thought it would be a reality.”
Opening in this Spring, Annie Theatre Breaks are currently booking through to January 2018 which will place it as a top contender for THE Christmas show in 2017 as well as a hot favourite for the Summer Holidays!
Importantly, children’s tickets will be half price for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday performances. The West End is traditionally rather stingy when it comes to child discounts, so this is expected to be a very popular move.
Nikolai Foster’s production arrives in the West End 40 years after the original Broadway production opened in 1977 and received seven Tony awards including the Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
The last West End production of Annie opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 1998.
Please note: Miranda Hart appears as Miss Hannigan until September 17th 2017. The appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed.
Annie and hotels
Soho has so much going on that it doesn’t really have a lot of room for hotels! But around it there is quite a choice nearby- from the five star Le Meridien hotel and the Ritz is only a 5 minute stroll away to the three star St Giles at the top of Tottenham Court Road with its excellent fitness facilities.
Other nearby hotels include the Thistle Piccadilly and the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square.
For pre-theatre meals check out the Italian restaurant just three doors down, but Jamie’s Italian has opened just opposite if your head is turned by celebrity, or, if you fancy a steak, MASH should be your destination, just up the road. Good pub grub, including fabulous battered halloumi & chips, can be found at The Queens Head next door.
Annie Theatre Breaks Show File
Theatre: Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London W1D 4HS
Performance Times: Monday, Wednesday- Saturday at 19.30; Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 15:00
Previews : 23rd May 2017
Opens: 5th June 2017
Booking to : 6th January 2018
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus