Matt Henry boards Annie Get Your Gun concert at the London Palladium

Full casting has been announced for the concert production of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun at the London Palladium.

Olivier Award winner Matt Henry joins the cast for the special one-night only concert on Friday 7 April 2023.

As previously announced, acclaimed leading lady Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked, We Will Rock You) will star as the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley with star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden – most recently seen in South Pacific UK tour and known for his TV roles on The Crown, Bridgerton, Downton Abbey – as love interest Frank Butler.

Best known for his multi-award performance as Lola in the original West End cast of Kinky Boots, Matt Henry will be playing the legendary showman Buffalo Bill. Matt has recently been seen in the hit movie Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, and co-created and starred in the new musical The Drifters Girl.

Also set to appear are Nicholas McLean (Boq, Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre) as Charlie Davenport, Olivia Moore (Sandy, Grease, Dominion Theatre, u/s Veronica and Heather McNamara, Heathers, original West End cast Theatre Royal Haymarket) as Winnie Tate, Charlotte Riby (Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, and u/s Becky, Waitress, Adelphi Theatre) as Dolly Tate, and Jay Rincon (Miracle On 34th Street, UK tour) as Tommy Keeler.

Top Left: Julian Ovenden, Rachel Tucker, Matt Henry, Olivia Moore. Bottom Left: Jay Rincon, Charlotte Ruby & Nicholas McLean.

Announcing the additional cast members, Lambert Jackson Creative Director Eliza Jackson said: “We are delighted to add Matt Henry, Nicholas McLean, Olivia Moore, Charlotte Riby and Jay Rincon to the cast for Annie Get Your Gun at the London Palladium.

“It is going to be a wonderful night celebrating a classic musical that is full of memorable showtunes, like the iconic songs There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do.

“With Rachel and Julian leading the cast, accompanied by a full orchestra, this one-off concert is going to be a must-see event this spring.”

Celebrating this fictionalised version of the real-life sharp-shooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler, Annie Get Your Gun boasts a score of Irving Berlin classics including ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘I Got Lost In His Arms’, ‘I Got The Sun In The Mornin’’, ‘Anything You Can Do,’ and ‘They Say It’s Wonderful’.

Annie Get Your Gun at The London Palladium is presented by live music and event promoters Cuffe and Taylor and Live Nation, in association with theatre producers Lambert Jackson Productions.

Annie Get Your Gun will be performed on 7 April 2023 at the London Palladium.

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