Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler in the Christmas production, running in the Crucible 8 December 2016 to 14 January 2017, with a press night on 14 December.
The cast also includes: Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain).
Sharp shootin’, smart talkin’ Annie Oakley is a force to be reckoned with. But when she’s pitched against the charming, fiercely competitive Frank Butler, has she finally met her match?
Aimed straight at the heart, Irving Berlin’s sensational musical from the Golden Age of Broadway includes such classics as There’s No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do and I Got The Sun In The Morning, as well as whip-cracking choreography from Sheffield favourite, Alistair David.
Annie Get Your Gun is designed by Laura Hopkins, with musical direction by Paul Herbert, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Nick Lidster. Casting is by Charlotte Sutton, dialect coach is Rick Lipton.
Anna-Jane Casey returns to Sheffield Theatres to play Annie Oakley – she previously appeared in Flowers for Mrs Harris, Company, Sweet Charity and Piaf. Her recent theatre credits include Mack & Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre and UK tour), Jerry’s Girls (St James Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), Aladdin (Hackney Empire), The Comedy of Errors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Bells are Ringing (Union Theatre) and Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre). Television credits include Family Guy and The Royal; and for film, Beyond the Sea.
Nicolas Colicos plays Buffalo Bill. His theatre credits include I’m Getting My Act Together and Sick Dictators (Jermyn St. Theatre), The Bodyguard and Sunset Boulevard (Adelphi Theatre), Sister Act and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Palladium), The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Out Of This World, Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Victoria Palace Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych Theatre) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Bristol Old Vic). For television, his credits include Rudeboy, Hot Metal, The New Statesman, The Detectives and Wodehouse on Broadway.
Mike Denman plays Pawnee Bill. His theatre credits include The Bodyguard (UK tour), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre), Santa Claus (Grand Theatre Singapore), Nation (National Theatre), Never Forget (Savoy Theatre), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre and Cambridge Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (UK tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre) and On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall). For television, his credits include Strictly Dance Fever and All Time Greatest Love Songs.
Lauren Hall plays Winnie Tate. Her theatre credits include Kiss Me Kate (Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg), Legally Blonde (Korea), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Singin’ in The Rain (UK tour and Tokyu Theatre Orb Japan), Loserville (Garrick Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre), High School Musical 2 (UK tour) and The Showgirl Within (Garrick Theatre).
Ben Lewis plays Frank Butler. His UK theatre credits include Love Me Tender (UK tour), Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Thérèse Raquin (Finborough Theatre); and his Australian theatre credits include, Love Never Dies, Spamalot, Urinetown, Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, The Odyssey, Side by Side by Sondheim, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Windows Project. For television his credits include McLeod’s Daughters; and for film, Love Never Dies.
Matthew Malthouse plays Foster Wilson. His theatre credits include Groundhog Day (The Old Vic), Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Luxembourg), Mrs Henderson Presents (Noël Coward Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal), Oh! What A Lovely War (UK tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester, Palace Theatre, UK tour and Tokyo), My Fair Lady (Crucible Theatre), Matilda and Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Anything Goes (Drury Lane Theatre), On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket and Royal Festival Hall), Beauty and the Beast (UK tour) and Edward Scissorhands (Sadler’s Wells, US tour, Asian tour and Australia).
Timothy Quinlan plays Charlie Davenport. His theatre credits include Mack & Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Jersey Boys (UK tour), Footloose (Richard Rodgers Theatre), The Full Monty (Welk Theatre), On the Town (Gateway Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (Patchogue Theatre), Grease and Gypsy (UK tour).
Cleve September plays Tommy Keeler. His theatre credits include In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre) and The Last Days of Troy (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Maggie Service plays Dolly Tate. Her theatre credits include Rules for Living, Collaborators, Earthquakes in London, London Assurance and Table (National Theatre), The Country Wife (Royal Exchange Manchester) and A Flea In Her Ear (The Old Vic). For television her credits include Three Girls, Red Dwarf, Quacks, Call the Midwife, Doctor Who and Miranda.
Karl Seth returns to Sheffield Theatres to play Chief Sitting Bill – he previously appeared in Hiawatha. His recent theatre credits include Paradise of the Assassins (Theatre Accord), Bend it like Beckham – The Musical (Phoenix Theatre), East is East (Trafalgar Studios), The Firebird (Polka Children’s Theatre) and The Jungle Book (Library Theatre Manchester). For television his credits include Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The Piglet Files and Jobs for the Boys; and for film, Four Lions, Finding Polish and The Southlanders Show.
Paul Foster directs. His theatre credits include Tell Me On a Sunday (Watermill and national tour), Sweet Charity (Cadogan Hall), L’Amante Anglaise (NT Studio), Bette Midler and Me (Edinburgh Festival and St James Theatre), Laurel and Hardy (Watermill), Darling of the Day, Bells are Ringing, Crimes of the Heart (Union Theatre), Catch Me If You Can, The Music Man, Singin’ in the Rain, Grand Hotel (Arts Educational), Cowardy Custard (Yvonne Arnaud and national tour), The Vagina Monologues (national tour), Flora the Red Menace (Edinburgh Festival), Lorca: Playwright and Poet (Lyttelton, National Theatre platform performances) and Little One (Royal Court Young Writers Festival).