Saturday, 29 August 2009
Well, I went to see the musical Annie at the Sunderland Empire last night and i have to say, it was slightly disappointing!
The remarkable Su Pollard was starring as drunkard Miss Hannigan, and she did an absolutely fantastic job - truly believable! The way she staggered around the stage, swinging her pearls and coming on to any male in her presence was hilarious.
Little orphan Annie was played by Lydia Tunstall and she also did a remarkable job of gaining sympathy and laughs form the audience - a really good choice for the character!
Although the acting was pretty impressive, the production itself was quite slow moving and nowhere near as good as the film....it was a very long 2 hours!
Not strongly recommended, but not a bad night out.....working on other half now to see Peter Pan (starring John Challis as Hook) in a couple of months - watch this space!