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Full casting announced for the West End production of Annie

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the West End production of Annie. Directed by Nikolai Foster, it opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on June 5, 2017, following preview performances from May 23.

Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan are 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 will be shared by Madeleine Haynes, 13-years old from Hadley Wood, Barnet, Lola Moxom, 12-years old from Rochester, Kent and Ruby Stokes, 12-years old from Hampshire. They will be joined by three teams of young performers who will play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Molly will be played by Aurelia Borrelli, Ellicia Simondswood and Nicole Subebe; Tessie by Jessica Cartledge, Scarlet Grace and Dora Yolland; Kate by Shani Roberts, Emily-May Stephenson and Maisie Thorn; Pepper by Drew Hylton, Eva MacLaughlan and Charlotte Ross Gower; July by Nancy Allsop, Carla Dixon and Isabelle Methven; and Duffy by Kya Davis, Nicole Dube and Kathryn Whetter.

Amber, a 4 year-old Labradoodle, will play Annie’s dog Sandy.

Completing the company will be ensemble members Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper, Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How, Katie Warsop and Russell Wilcox.

Alex Bourne’s theatre credits include Mama Mia! and The Rocky Horror Show (UK tours), Midsummer Songs (New Wolsey Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall), The Witches of Eastwick (Watermill Theatre), We Will Rock You and Beauty and the Beast (Dominion Theatre), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), Grease (Cambridge Theatre), Showboat (RSC/Opera North) and Annie (UK tour).

Holly Dale Spencer’s theatre credits include Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange Theatre), White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), American Psycho (Almeida Theatre), the title role in Holly Golightly (Sadler’s Wells), Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre/The Old Vic) and Annie (on tour).

Since graduating from the Guildford School of Acting in 2010, Jonny Fines’ theatre credits include roles in Nikolai Foster’s production of Grease (The Curve), The Sound of Music (UK tour), I Love You, You’re Perfect…Now Change! (Union Theatre) and Avenue Q and Annie (on tour).

Djalenga Scott’s theatre credits include Grease and An Officer and a Gentleman both directed by Nikolai Foster (The Curve), West Side Story and Annie (UK tours), Batman Live (on tour in the US) and Chicago (Garrick Theatre).

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…

Read more about Annie.

Annie is initially booking until January 6, 2018.

Image: l-r Lola Moxom, Ruby Stokes and Madeleine Haynes with Miranda Hart. Photo credit: Matt Crockett.