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Elaine C Smith to star as Miss Hannigan in the musical ANNIE at

GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE, 8 – 20 FEBRUARY 2016
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, 9 – 14 MAY 2016
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, 16 – 21 MAY 2016

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Elaine C Smith will play the role of ‘Miss Hannigan’ in their brand new production of the musical “ANNIE” when the show plays the Glasgow King’s Theatre (8 – 20 February 2016), His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen (9 – 14 May 2016) and Edinburgh Playhouse (16 – 21 May). www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

 

Elaine C Smith is probably best known for her enduring portrayal of ‘Mary Nesbitt’ in ten series of the BBC hit sitcom “Rab C Nesbitt”. Her other TV credits include “City Lights”, her own television series and specials “Elaine” and most recently Kay Mellor’s “The Syndicate”. Her theatre credits include the Susan Boyle musical “I Dreamed a Dream”, which she co-wrote with Alan McHugh, “Calendar Girls”, ‘Miss Adelaide’ in “Guys and Dolls” and the title role in “Shirley Valentine. For almost 20 years, Elaine is the only woman to have consistently headlined in Scotland’s number one pantomimes and returns for her seventh year running to lead the cast in Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre production of Peter Pan.

 

Elaine C Smith joins Alex Bourne as ‘Oliver Warbucks’, Holly Dale Spencer as ‘Grace Farrell’, Jonny Fines as ‘Rooster’ and Djalenga Scott as ‘Lily’. The company also includes James Alan- Evans. Lewis Bradley, Nic Gibney, Sinead Kenny, Michael Lin, Alice Liveing, Megan Louch, Callum McArdle, Benjamin Mundy, Steven Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How.   Sharing the title role of ‘Annie’ will be Madeleine Haynes, Isabella Pappas and Sophia Pettit. Joining them will be Asha Banks, Rosanna Beacock, Chloe Bowes, Connie Burgess, Claudia Carlier, Jessica Cartledge, Scarlet Churchhouse, Scarlett Flannery, Ashley Goldberg, Mia Hope, Amelia Love Coleman, Lissy Mant, Daisy Parry, Natasha Raphael, Nikoo Saeki, Liani Samuel, Kate Woodman and Tegan Williams.

 

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

 

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Easy Street’, ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ and ‘Tomorrow’.

 

“ANNIE” is directed by Nikolai Foster, set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker. “ANNIE” has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan. “ANNIE” is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

 

For further press information please contact Simon Raw or Amy Barder on simon@rawpr.co.uk/amy@rawpr.co.uk