"A heart-warming evening of escapism; Annie is a must see"
As an avid musical theatre fan, I have a confession; I had never seen Annie. That said, I’m not unfamiliar with the image of Aileen Quinn as the bright, ringlet curled redhead orphan in the 1982 film portrayal of the stage classic.
It’s safe to say, I’ve been missing out, and I think the packed-out audience at Hull New Theatre this evening would agree.
Set in 1930s New York, during the Great Depression, we follow headstrong Annie’s life as an orphan. Annie longs for the day when her parents rescue her from her empty belly, rotten smelly, full of sorrow, no tomorrow, hard-knock life.
But, will her saviour be who she expects?