ANNIE – West End ★★★★

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★★★★
Piccadilly Theatre, London – until 26 November 2017

Annie was banned from the house as a child due to it’s ear stinging renditions of ‘Tomorrow’. The current production of Annie at Piccadilly Theatre on the other hand would be welcomed in to the home. Great singing, bold choreography and an entire show of strong acting – this is a fresh and fun production of Annie.

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Stomping, shouting and causing a riot; the orphaned girls bring attitude, spirit and strength to this production. Team Lexington, a group of 7 girls, were performing on the night Scatter saw Annie. Drew Hylton performs a tough cookie act as Pepper and Emily-May Stephenson constantly kicks out the dancing moves. There are three teams of orphan girls, three Annie’s but only one Miss Hannigan, and one extremely obedient dog. Much loved Craig Revel Horwood, better known for his place on the judging panel for Strictly Come Dancing, doesn’t disappoint. Oozing sass and spite, this Miss Hannigan keeps the audience entertained with her bad behaviour. Alex Bourne plays a marvellous mix of stern business man and gentle father.

Annie favourites such as Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow are delivered with endless energy and a fun set of choreography from Nick Winston.

Colin Richmond has created a colourful, playful set to bring this traditional production a grand dose of vibrancy. Richmond’s burst of puzzle pieces across the proscenium arch is a similar design to Rob Howell’s design for Matilda, The Musical.

Book today for fun with Tomorrow! Annie the musical is enjoyable for those who know it well and those just discovering it.

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Rosie Snell fell in love with Asian theatre and devising while completing her degree in Theatre Arts, Directing. After university, she worked in the West End before taking on a role outside the arts industry. Missing the magic of theatre, she founded her blog Scatter Of Opinion in February 2015. I hope to bring on more guest reviewers to the blog this year. She reviews shows big and small and, with the help of collaborator Greg Spong, accompanies each post with an original illustration. She tweets via @ScatterOpinion.

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Rosie Snell fell in love with Asian theatre and devising while completing her degree in Theatre Arts, Directing. After university, she worked in the West End before taking on a role outside the arts industry. Missing the magic of theatre, she founded her blog Scatter Of Opinion in February 2015. I hope to bring on more guest reviewers to the blog this year. She reviews shows big and small and, with the help of collaborator Greg Spong, accompanies each post with an original illustration. She tweets via @ScatterOpinion.

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