Andy Reed: IT Professional & Amateur Dramatics Enthusiast

//On Stage/Annie

  Annie - Musical  


By Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin & Thomas Meehan

Belfrey Theatre, Shropshire

July 2011


Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Annie Image - With very special thanks to Toni Butler, the mother of our featured 'Annie', Lydia.
 Image created by graphic artist Bret Ivory.
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

The Production Team: (Click on Crew names below for photos)

Prompt Lynn Shepherd  
Properties Company Members  
Lighting Set by Matt Richardson Andrew Foster
Lights Ali Fear Aaron Eccleston
Sound Ed Freeman  
Set Andrew Foster John Sugden
  Jack Cotton Iain Wilson
  Marianne Foster Jenny Crowson
  Tim Crowson Simon Phillips
Costumes Annie Savage Sara Newall-Lecrivain
Make-Up Chris Simmons Fliss Gee
Stage Manager Andrew Foster WTC members
Front of House Sara Newall-Lecrivain WTC members
Bar Tim Crowson John Binns
  Company members  

Cast (Click links for photos)

  Week 1 Week 2
Annie Erin Shrimpton Rachell Allcock
Miss Hannigan Jenny Crowson  
Rooster Hannigan Chris Hutton  
Lily St Regis Bethany Craik Natalie Goldup
Grace Farell Laura Delves  
Daddy Warbucks Kevin Read-Jones  
The Orphans    
Molly Niamh Shrimpton Kelly Davies
Tessie Jessica Disney Hatty Davies
July Jasmin Walsh Rowan Jones
Duffy Tabitha Heeley Aby Rowley
Kate Charlotte Price Laura Okeeffe
Pepper Madison Coyle Rachel Williams
Holly Katie Henderson Chloe Ward
Bessie Megan Ward Hattie Butler
The Servants    
Drake Brian Hughes  
Mrs Greer Deb Fear Linda Taylor
Mrs Pugh Marianne Foster  
Cecille Bryony Fisher  
Annette Kaylee Spragg  
  Leah Johnson Jack Cotton
  Richard Lecrivain Ken Brookes
  Rhianne Fairclough Bethany Wood
Radio Scene    
Bert Hely Andy Reed  
Fred McCracken James Cahill  
Wacky William Marsh Niamh Shrimpton
Cecille Josh Hill  
Annette Leah Johnson  
  Megan Gater  
  Bryony Fisher  
The Cabinet    
President Roosevelt Simon Delves Tim Crowson
Ickes Jack Cotton  
Hull Joe Maclean Richard Lecrivain
Howe James Cahill  
Perkins Fliss Gee  
Morganthau Ken Brookes  
Kaltenborn John Binns  
Dog Catcher Fliss Gee  
Dog Catcher Asst Oliver Marsh Niamh Shrimpton
Ltnt Ward Nathan Parsons  
Bundles Jack Cotton  
Sophie Simon Delves  
Apple Seller Natalie Fisher  
Man with Papers Richard Lecrivain  
  Josh Hill  
  Fliss Gee Megan Gater
  Leah Johnson Ken Brookes
  Kaylee Spragg Katie Clarke
  Rhian Fairlough Chloe Worthington
  Tim Crowson Deb Fear
  Marianne Foster Jack Cotton
Sandy (the dog) Guinness  
Star to Be Bryony Fisher  
Usherette Katie Clarke  
Popcorn Natalie Fisher Ken Brookes
  Deb Fear Jack Cotton
  Marianne Foster Linda Taylor
  Leah Johnson Chloe Worthington
Judge Brandies Alistair Maclean  
Radio Announcers John Binns  

Many thanks to Simon Delves who stepped into the role of Roosevelt at short notice and to Richard Lecrivain, another new recruit.

The Songs:


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