Lesley Joseph for Miss Hannigan

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More

Lesley Joseph to star in Annie tour for Edinburgh

Lesley Joseph will play the role of Miss Hannigan when the touring production of Annie visits the Edinburgh Playhouse in September and October 2019.

The star returns to the role having played it in part of the 2015/16 tour. She is best known for playing Dorien Green in Birds of a Feather alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson.

Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan when the UK tour of Annie comes to Edinburgh.

Joseph most recently appeared as Frau Blucher in the West End production of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

As previously reported, Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood take on Miss Hannigan in the earlier venues of the tour, which opens at the Manchester Opera House this Saturday, 2 February 2019.

It visits the Glasgow King’s in April where Anita Dobson will play Miss Hannigan and arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse for the week Monday 30 September – Saturday 5 October 2019.

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…

Easy Street

Lesley Joseph leads a cast featuring Alex Bourne, reprising the role of Oliver Warbucks he took in the previous tour of this production, with Carolyn Maitland as his secretary, Grace Farrell.

Richard Meek will play Hannigan’s brother Rooster with Jenny Gayner as his girlfriend Lily who get to sing the show-stopping Easy Street.

The title role of Annie is shared by Faye Katsande, Ava Smith and Freya Yates. They are joined by three teams of young performers who play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

This production – directed by Nikolai Foster with set and costume design by Colin Richmond and choreography by Nick Winston – recently ran for an extended season in the West End following a tour of the UK and Ireland in 2015/16 as well as a recent sell-out season in Toronto.

Annie has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan.

Listings and links

Annie
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Monday 30 September – Saturday 5 October 2019
Daily: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Full details and tickets Book Here.

Annie tour website: http://anniethemusicaltour.uk/
Annie tour on Twitter: @AnnieTourUK

Annie on tour 2019:
2 – 16 February 2019 Manchester *
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
19 – 23 February 2019 Wolverhampton *
Grand Theatre
01902 429212 Book online
4 – 9 March 2019 Oxford *
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
19 – 23 March 2019 Bristol *
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
25 – 30 March 2019 Chester *
Storyhouse
0845 241 7868 | Book online
1 – 6 April 2019 Hull *
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
8 – 13 April 2019 Newcastle *
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
15 – 20 April 2019 Glasgow *
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
22 – 27 April 2019 Bradford **
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
30 April – 4 May 2019 Southampton **
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
6 – 11 May 2019 Plymouth **
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
14 – 18 May 2019 Llandudno **
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
20 – 25 May 2019 Nottingham **
Royal Concert Hall
0115 989 5555 Book online
27 May – 1 June 2019 Southend on Sea **
Cliffs Pavilioin
01702 351135 Book online
4 – 8 JUNE 2019 Sheffield **
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
10 – 15 June 2019 Woking **
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
17 – 22 June 2019 Dartford **
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
24 – 29 June 2019 Liverpool **
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
1 – 6 July 2019 Milton Keynes **
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
9 – 20 July 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
23 Jul – 11 Aug 2019 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
13 – 17 Aug 2019 Eastbourne
Congress Theatre
01323 412000 Book online
19 – 31 Aug 2019 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
24 – 28 Sept 2019 Aberdeen ***
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
30 Sep – 5 Oct 2019 Edinburgh ***
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
7 – 12 Oct 2019 Sunderland ***
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
14 – 19 October 2019 Canterbury ***
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online
22 – 26 October 2019 Crawley ***
The Hawth
01293 553636 Book online
29 Oct – 2 Nov 2019 Belfast ***
Grand Opera House
02890 241919 Book online
4 – 9 November 2019 Ipswich ***
Regent Theatre
01473 433100 Book online
11 – 16 Nov 2019 Wimbledon ***
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
18 – 23 Nov 2019 Stoke-on-Trent ***
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online

* Anita Dobson plays Miss Hannigan from Feb 2 to April 20.
** Craig Revel Horwood plays Miss Hannigan from April 22 to July 6.
*** Lesley Joseph plays Miss Hannigan from Sept 24 to Nov 23.

ENDS

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