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Annie

Annie
Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”
Directed by Jacqueline Vander Gucht
19 – 24 April 1993

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks’ mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

Cast

Annie – Nichola Butler
Duffy – Hannah White
Molly – Suzy Pearce
Pepper – Hayley Stokes
July – Michelle Taylor
Tessie – Katy Pearce
Kate – Helen Reed
Orphans – Hannah Frosdick, Holly Jarman, Emma Pearce
Miss Hannigan – Christine Angell
Bundles – Phillip Pain
Lt. Ward – Phillip Pearce
Appleseller – Betty Bailey
Dog Catchers – Graham Peters, Kevin Fraser
Grace Farrall – Jean Spinks
Oliver Warbucks – Maurice Tripp
Drake – Brian Roberts
Rooster – Philip Vander Gucht
Lily – Jaqui Rand
Bert Healy – Phillip Pearce
Jimmy Johnson – Phillip Pain
Sound Effects – Graham Peters
Boylan Sisters – Judith Brace, Linda Jeffries, Joanna Lovell
President Roosevelt – Roger Butler
Louis Howe – Phillip Pearce
Morganthau – Eric Crichton
Perkins – Phillip Pain
Ickes – Kevin Fraser
Hull – Graham Peters
Adoption Officer – Carol Butler
Sandy – Samson
Hooverits, New Yorkers, Servants – Betty Bailey, Judith Brace, Carol Butler, Roger Butler, Eric Crichton, Kevin Fraser, Nikki Horner, Linda Jeffries, Joanna Lovell, Phillip Pain, Phillip Pearce, Graham Peters, Brian Roberts

Crew

Choreographer – Stella Jarman
Musical Director – Kevin Bashford
Stage Manager – Eric White
Assisted by – John Foord-Divers
Lighting – Dennis Kingshott
Props – Nikki Horner, Janice White, Pat Vale
Set Design – Christine Angell
Costumes – Carole Bramall, Marjorie Sawyer
Prompt – Marion Ellis
Sound – Andy Hunt
Photographs – John Midlane

Orchestra

Clarinet/alto saxophone – Rebecca Chard
Flute/Keyboards – Claire Temple
Trumpet – Dave Clewlow
Bass – Bernard O’Neill
Drums – Micky Howard