The enchanting world of 1930’s New York is coming to life at the Bristol Hippodrome with the timeless musical, “Annie,” in an incredible production which is not to be missed.
Featuring the charismatic Craig Revel Horwood in the role of the formidable Miss Hannigan, “Annie” is packed with all the songs you know and love, with amazing dance routines, topped off with the most incredibly talented cast of young actors.
Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, this heart-warming tale of resilience and hope is a must-see for audiences of all ages.
The story revolves around the plucky and brave young Annie, portrayed by the super talented Sharangi Gnanavarathan (one of three ‘Annies’ on this tour), as she navigates a life of misery and torment in the dreary confines of Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.
Despite her challenging circumstances, Annie remains determined to find her real parents, and her luck takes a turn for the better when she is selected to spend Christmas at the opulent residence of the famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.
However, the spiteful Miss Hannigan, played to perfection by Craig Revel Horwood, has other ideas. As the central antagonist of the story, Horwood’s portrayal adds depth and humour to the character, showcasing his versatility beyond the ballroom as a judge on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing. Revel Horwood previously earned critical acclaim for his role as Miss Hannigan in both the West End and on tour, bringing a unique energy and charisma to the character.
The musical’s award-winning book and score, coupled with the stunning production, promise an unforgettable experience for theatregoers. The soundtrack features iconic songs like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and the timeless anthem “Tomorrow.”
These melodies, combined with the captivating choreography and dazzling set design, transport the audience to a bygone era of classic theatre magic.
The success of this production is down to the fabulous cast, who totally commit to every single number and scene. The child actors are astonishingly good, and this show has a great polish and zing.
“Annie” is not merely a musical; it’s a celebration of the human spirit and the enduring power of optimism, making it a perfect show for the entire family. As the characters navigate the challenges of their time, the audience is reminded that even in the darkest moments, a better tomorrow is possible.
So, gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the magic of “Annie” at the Bristol Hippodrome. Let the timeless story, unforgettable music, and the cast’s captivating performances transport you to a world where dreams come true.
It’s a real treat that will leave hearts singing and toes tapping!
You can get tickets for the show which is at the Bristol Hippodrome until Saturday 25th November at the official website here.