Read ReviewANNIE
Northern Light Theatre Company
Shedley Theatre


-- Note this is an archived listing for performances in the year 2017 --
Book by Thomas Meehan - Music by Charles Strouse - Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed By: Fran Edwards
Assistant Director: Sue Pole
Musical Director: Katie Packer
Choreographer: Laura Brook

1933 and the depths of the Depression. Annie (11 years old) is living in the Municipal Orphanage on New York's Lower East Side. Miss Hannigan is the principal in charge of the orphanage and needs no lessons on being compared to the Wicked Witch of the West. Annie decides to escape and try and find her parents. Naturally this proves unsuccessful. However, Grace Farrell, secretary to the millionaire Oliver Warbucks is searching for an orphan that she might invite back to the Warbucks' household to celebrate Christmas.

Despite Warbucks' initial disappointment that Grace has not found a boy, Oliver takes to her and institutes a nationwide search to try and find the little girl's real parents. Miss Hannigan interferes and primes her brother Rooster and his girlfriend, Lily suggesting that they claim Annie as their daughter and thus the reward that goes with the information.

Meanwhile Annie is in Washington cheering up the president, Franklin D Roosevelt. However, Rooster and Lily turn up at the Warbucks' and claim Annie - and the reward. Grace, however, has seen Rooster at Miss Hannigan's office and smells a rat. Subsequently the couple's fraudulent claim is exposed - at the same time it is discovered that Annie's parents had, in fact, died some time ago. Warbucks plans to adopt Annie and her fellow orphans are invited back to the Warbucks' home to share in the festival of Christmas - just as America looks forward to future prosperity in the wake of the depression.

Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hrs
Suitable for ages: All ages

Performance Dates:
-- Note this is an archived listing for performances in the year 2017 --
Friday 13th October (8pm)
Saturday 14th October (8pm)
Friday 20th October (8pm)
Saturday 21st October (2pm)
Saturday 21st October (8pm)
Friday 27th October (8pm)
Saturday 28th October (2pm)
Saturday 28th October (8pm)

Shedley Theatre, Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth

-- Note this is an archived listing for performances in the year 2017 --
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