English as Mrs Darling and The Mermaid
2006 to 14 January 2007
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
(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.
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.
ANNIE THE MUSICAL
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." —
Louise English as Grace." — Western Morning News
English is a dynamo of energy." — The Sun (Malaysia)
English plays Grace Farrell "...with both charm and sophistication." —
English...sparkles as Grace Farrell." — Teesside Evening Gazette
English was grace itself." — The Scotsman
English shone as Grace Farrell." — Worcester News
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!
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
and Little Britain) as the dastardly
(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!
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.
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
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