Hit musical Annie to open at New Mills Art Theatre

The full cast of Annie at New Mills Art Theatre
The full cast of Annie at New Mills Art Theatre

The smash-hit Broadway musical Annie makes its debut on the New Mills Art Theatre stage next week.

A talented cast has been assembled for four performances which will run between Wednesday November 27 and Saturday November 30, at 7.15pm each evening, with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

Miss Hannigan, played by Colette Desborough, with the orphans played by Skye Collier, Anya O'Connor, Arnice Wild, Ella Sutton, Lily Wild, Mhaiari Jennings, Pips Bradstock and Harlie Farmer.

Miss Hannigan, played by Colette Desborough, with the orphans played by Skye Collier, Anya O'Connor, Arnice Wild, Ella Sutton, Lily Wild, Mhaiari Jennings, Pips Bradstock and Harlie Farmer.

Based on the ‘Little Orphan Annie’ comic strip, Annie tells the story of a young girl’s journey from escaping the clutches of the awful Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live, to finding a family that will give her the home she longs for with millionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Leading the cast is Niamh Mulvihill as little orphan Annie, who has taken on a role demanding first-class singing, acting, dancing and energy – a challenge even for an adult.

Annie opened on Broadway in 1977 and many productions have since toured all over the world, followed by two film versions and then back to Broadway last year.

With music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, the show has all the famous songs such as Hard Knock Life, Maybe, Little Girls, Easy Street and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, along with the tear-jerker Tomorrow.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Annie will not be performed on Tuesday November 26 as previously advertised.

Tickets are priced £10 for adults, £8 for concessions or £50 for a box seating five people. Further discounts are also available for block bookings.

For further information regarding ticket sales, contact the Box Office on 01663 742 951.

Tickets will also be on sale from the Jodrell Street theatre on Sunday between 1pm and 2pm.