Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan in Annie at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

LESLEY JOSEPH is to star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in Annie at the

ROYAL CONCERT HALL NOTTINGHAM

21-26 MARCH 2016

ANNIE - Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan. Photo credit Matt Crockett

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that LESLEY JOSEPH will play ‘Miss Hannigan’ in a the brand new production of the musical “ANNIE” at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham from Monday 21 – Saturday 26 March 2016 www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Easy Street’, ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ and ‘Tomorrow’.

Lesley Joseph is best known for playing ‘Dorien Green’ in the hugely successful sitcom “Birds of a Feather” alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. They recorded over 100 episodes over a period of nine years. Lesley and her co-stars returned to our screens in “Birds of a Feather in 2013 with a second series airing earlier this year. Lesley’s theatre credits include ‘Miss Hannigan’ in “Annie” at the West End’s Victoria Palace and also on national tour. Her other touring credits include “Calendar Girls” and “Hot Flush!”.

Lesley is joined by Alex Bourne as ‘Oliver Warbucks’, Holly Dale Spencer as ‘Grace Farrell’, Jonny Fines as ‘Rooster’ and Djalenga Scott as ‘Lily’. The company also includes James Alan- Evans. Lewis Bradley, Nic Gibney, Sinead Kenny, Michael Lin, Alice Liveing,  Megan Louch, Callum McArdle, Benjamin Mundy, Steven Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How.

“ANNIE” is directed by Nikolai Foster, set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.

“ANNIE” has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan.

“ANNIE” is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

 LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION:

ANNIE

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 March 2016

Performances: Mon – Sat evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday matinee 2pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Tickets: £37.50 – £16 plus concessions

www.trch.co.uk

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

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