Reviews round-up for Annie starring Miranda Hart.
The much anticipated West End revival of Annie starring comedian and oh-so likeable actress Miranda Hart has now opened at the Piccadilly Theatre.
In her first leading West End role, Hart plays Miss Hannigan – the cruel, alcoholic and tyrannical supervisor of the orphanage. With top billing, Hart is unashamedly the draw card and according to the Telegraph ‘she’s no Imelda Staunton in waiting, but singing and hoofing (after a fun fashion) she’s a triumph.’
Henry Hitchings of the Evening Standard said ‘She brings a fruity vigour and eccentricity to the part, and her rapport with the audience is warm. But vocally she has real limitations.’
Michael Billington of the Guardian thought Colin Richmond’s jigsaw-puzzle design was ‘ingenious’ with Dominic Maxwell, The Times, calling the production ‘Slickly staged, buoyantly performed’ and ‘motored by cracking musical set pieces’.
Read our round-up of reviews below.
ANNIE – The Musical runs until 6 January 2018 at the Piccadilly Theatre.