BOS Musical Theatre Company are delighted to announce their upcoming production of Annie at the Little Theatre, Southport.

Annie is played by BOS’ Faye Colebourn, on stage with her seemingly miserable orphan companions. You will witness the pesky orphans, experiencing the drudgery of the orphanage, under the authority of tyrannical Miss Hannigan. They are excited beyond words when their friend Annie is rescued by billionaire Oliver Warbucks, who sets about trying to finding her real parents. Miss Hannigan, played by Mark Newell, is one not to be trusted and not your ideal orphanage mistress. Mark has had a wealth of experience having worked closely with ABD Productions touring in many original musicals. He graduated from Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre and since then has gained three contracts on board cruise ships as a singer/dancer. “It’s not my first time hamming it up for a role as I have also played various dame roles. That aside I haven’t played a woman outside of panto and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with BOS as Miss Hannigan.” The part is a welcome challenge for Mark and BOS are pleased to have him on board for this wonderful family theatre production. The orphans are (from left to right) Hannah Ridehalgh as Duffy, Megan Barrett as Tessie, Daisy Colebourn as Lizzie, Freya Lathom as Kate, Faye Colebourn as Annie, Nicola Powell as Maddie, Zahra Bhatti as Molly, Erin Birch as July and Kenzie Ellison as Petter, a fun group of the youngest cast members of Annie. Choreographer Steve Chesters has worked wonders with the girls to maximise the stage and you will be enthralled by the creative use of acrobatics. The girls are between eight and eleven years old and work enthusiastically around the adult cast members. Steve has incorporated some lifts in his choreography, that will have you taking a breath with excitement. Steve has enjoyed working with BOS and notes that, ‘They have a cross-section of like-minded people with a keen sense of determination and enthusiasm for putting on quality productions.’

Musical Director Charles Moss has really tested the vocals of the cast with some surprisingly pitched songs. Solo and group songs bring BOS’ brilliant production of Annie alive, under the direction of Liz Clarke, who herself played Grace in BOS’ last delivery of Annie.

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