Meera Syal as Miss Hannigan

The role of Miss Hannigan in the West End’s production of Annie will be passed on to British comedian Meera Syal, as of 27th November.

The show opened in May this year with actress and comedian Miranda Hart starring as the infamous orphanage owner. The role was then passed on to Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood who performed for a limited run.

Meera Syal will join the company from 27th November for the duration of the run which is currently set to conclude on 18th February 2018 at Piccadilly Theatre.

Following the conclusion of the West End run, Annie will embark on a five week visit to the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.  

More about Meera Syal

British comedian, actor and writer Meera Syal’s previous theatre credits include Serious Money and The Great Celestial Cow. Other theatre work includes Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre, Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Rafta Rafta for the National Theatre, and Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

On television, she is best known for her work in the BBC’s comedy series The Kumars at No. 42 and Goodness Gracious Me, as well as roles in Midsomer Murders, Broadchurch, The Boy in the Dress, Silk, Bollywood Carmen, and Doctor Who.

The West End Company of Annie also includes Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily.  

The title role of Annie is shared by Madeleine Haynes, 14-years old from Hadley Wood, Barnet, Lola Moxom, 12-years old from Rochester, Kent and Ruby Stokes, 12-years old from Hampshire. 

Group information

Groups of ten or more can benefit from discounted tickets via Group line and can contact by emailing or phoning 020 7206 1174.

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