As previously announced, Miranda Hart will play as Miss Hannigan. Joining her are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster, and Djalenga Scott as Lily.
Who’s playing Annie?
Three girls will share the title role of Annie–13-year-old Madeleine Haynes from Hadley Wood, Barnet; 12-year-old Lola Moxom from Rochester, Kent; and 12-year-old Ruby Stokes from Hampshire. In addition, playing alongside them are three teams of young performers who will play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Furthermore, a four-year-old Labradoodle named Amber is playing Annie’s dog Sandy.
Finally, 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 complete the cast.
Miranda Hart is a popular British television comedian, actor, writer, and author. She is best known on television for her successful autobiogaphical BBC sitcom Miranda, which premiered in 2009 and continued for three series and two specials. This will be her first time on stage.
Before playing Daddy Warbucks, Alex Bourne has been a prominent stay at West End theatre, with credits including We Will Rock You and Beauty and the Beast at the Dominion, Chicago at Adelphi, Grease at Cambridge Theatre. He was also part of touring shows Mamma Mia! and The Rocky Horror Show.
Meanwhile, Holly Dale Spencer was part of the ‘Lovely Ladies’ ensemble on the 2012 movie Les Misérables. She also appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. As for theatre, Spencer starred in Sweet Charity, White Christmas, American Psycho, and Kiss Me, Kate.