Photo Flash: Inside ANNIE Gala Night at the Piccadilly Theatre
Last night (2 October 2017) the West End Company of Annie officially welcomed Craig Revel Horwood, who now plays the role of Miss Hannigan in the hit musical at the Piccadilly Theatre. Revel Horwood celebrated with his Strictly Come Dancing family, a VIP audience and members of the Annie cast and creative team. Annie continues to play at the Piccadilly Theatre having extended booking to 18 February 2018, with Craig Revel Horwood performing the role until 26 November 2017.
VIP guests included Chizzy Akudolu, Shirley Ballas, Amanda Barrie, Alexandra Burke, Brian Conley, Lizzie Cundy, Amy Dowden, Jason Gilkison, Susan Hampshire, Karen Hardy, Michelle Heaton, Chloe Hewitt, Neil Jones, Gorka Marquez, Debbie McGee, Giovanni Pernice, Arlene Phillips, Jodie Prenger, Anneka Rice, Denise Van Outen, Hannah Waddingham and Ian Waite.
The Annie West End Company also includes Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. The title role of Annie is shared by Madeleine Haynes, 14-years old from Hadley Wood, Barnet,Lola Moxom, 12-years old from Rochester, Kent and Ruby Stokes, 12-years old from Hampshire. They are joined by three teams of young performers who play the girls in Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Amber, a 4 year-old Labradoodle, plays Annie's dog Sandy. Completing the company are adult are Russell Wilcox, Bobby Delaney, Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper,Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How and Katie Warsop.
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. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search for her true family...
Photo credit: Craig Sugden
Cast of Annie
Karen Hardy and guest
Cast of Annie
Craig Revel Horwood and Chizzy Akudolu