Louise English 2006 Shows including 'Annie The Musical' and 'Peter Pan'.











With Louise English as Mrs Darling and The Mermaid

Wycombe Swan Theatre

8 December 2006 to 14 January 2007

Louise, fresh off yet another smash-hit national tour as Grace Farrell in Annie The Musical, starred as Mrs Darling and The Mermaid in the popular action-packed pantomime Peter Pan, helping to give Christmas a sprinkling of magic dust and a dash of swashbuckling fun and providing a magical adventure for the whole family. Peter Pan was the biggest pantomime ever presented at the Wycombe Swan Theatre.

Louise's co-stars included Nigel Havers (who starred as Maxim De Winter in a record setting run of Rebecca), appearing in his first pantomime ever as Mr Darling and the arch-villain Captain Hook.

Thwarting Captain Hook’s every dastardly move was Sophie Lawrence in the role of Peter Pan. Sophie, who starred in a tour of the hit musical Boogie Nights 2 - this time it’s the 80s, was perfectly cast as the hero of the story - and her flying skills were second to none!


Joining Louise, Nigel and Sophie was rising comedy star Mark Jones as Smee. And perfectly cast as the menacing Tinkerbell was Penni Tovey who roller-skated her way through Neverland and kept a watchful eye out for the fabulous Acromaniacs as Captain Hook's Pirates! Lauren Varnham as Wendy and Lyneah Johnson as Tiger Lily rounded out this very talented cast.


There was plenty of family fun and adventure in Never Land in this tale of the boy who would never grow up including spectacular sets, costumes and effects. Peter Pan had the Wycombe Swan’s hallmark of quality and value for money entertainment for all the family.


Peter Pan was directed by Bob Thomson for Qdos Entertainment Ltd, with choreography by Sarah St. George and musical direction by Paul Fullard.

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With Louise English as Grace Farrell

UK Tour - 24 August to 25 November

Rave reviews for Louise

"The daddies' interest was notably piqued by stunningly beautiful Louise English as Grace Farrell." — Irish Independent

"Louise English, as Grace Farrell, is utterly charming" — BBC Leeds

"Louise English was fabulous." — Wakefield Express

"The undoubted star of this production is Louise English." — BBC Manchester

"Louise English was excellent as Grace Farrell." — Entertainment Manchester

"Splendid is Louise English as Grace." — Western Morning News

"Louise English is a dynamo of energy." — The Sun (Malaysia)

Louise English plays Grace Farrell "...with both charm and sophistication." — BBC Birmingham

"Louise English...sparkles as Grace Farrell." — Teesside Evening Gazette

"Louise English was grace itself." The Scotsman

"Louise English shone as Grace Farrell." Worcester News

"Louise English...plays Grace Farrell to perfection." — Grimsby Telegraph


ANNIE The Musical is a heartwarming and entertaining musical to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Annie's adventure from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks is a story that has been told all over the world for decades. This year, Annie is 30 years old; having been first seen on stage in 1976, thus proving it really has become one of the best loved family musicals of all time!

Louise recreated her hugely successful role as Grace Farrell for the last time as she led a star cast of over 40 talented artistes including TV favourite Ruth Madoc (Hi-De-Hi and Little Britain) as the dastardly Miss Hannigan; David McAlister (Hollyoaks, Brideshead Revisited) as Oliver ‘Daddy’ Warbucks; and Stacey Hunt as the loveable Orphan Annie in this smash-hit musical that was not to be missed!

Louise says of the show, "I've been in Annie since we started doing it five years ago." And how does she feel about having played the delightful Grace Farrell for five consecutive tours throughout the UK, Ireland, and Kuala Lumpur? "I'm loving it," says Louise, "I like the touring and it's a very happy company. It's like a family." Louise's comments certainly embody the spirit of Grace Farrell.

She continues, "The singing is lovely and there are lots of little children in the show and I like acting with children. Annie is staggeringly popular and it's nice to be in something that packs the theatres."

With Louise as the compassionate, generous and warm-hearted Grace Farrell; a brilliantly memorable score including It’s a Hard Knock Life, Easy Street and of course the legendary Tomorrow; fantastic visual choreography and a side-splittingly funny script; there really is no surprise that Annie has become one of the best loved family musicals of all time.

Annie The Musical was produced by Chris Moreno, directed by Chris Colby and choreographed by David Kort for Chris Moreno Ltd., with lighting by Graham McClusky, costumes by Amy McNamara, music by David Laugharne and design by Allan Miller Bunford.

Annie The Musical 2006 Tour Schedule: (The Week Of: Venue)

  • 24 August: Theatre Royal Lincoln

  • 28 August: Lowry Theatre, Salford

  • 4 September: New Victoria Theatre, Woking

  • 11 September: Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

  • 18 September: New Theatre, Oxford

  • 25 September: Off

  • 3 October: New Theatre, Cardiff

  • 10 October: Empire Theatre, Sunderland

  • 16 October: Churchill Theatre, Bromley

  • 23 October: Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

  • 30 October: New Theatre, Hull

  • 6 November: Millennium Forum, Derry

  • 13 November: Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

  • 20 November: Grand Theatre, Leeds

Click to view the Annie The Musical Gallery and Reviews.

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