Cody Musical Theatre Company

23rd-28th March 2009

Come and enjoy this rags-to-riches tale of Annie’s adventure from a New York orphanage to the luxurious home of millionaire Oliver Warbucks. It is a story of hope, charity and the realisation that money isn’t everything in life, but love is.

This wonderful family show is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’, with the book written by Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. First produced on Broadway in 1977, it has won 3 Tony Awards- for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book. Full of favourite sing-along songs such as ‘Hard Knock Life’, ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ and ‘Tomorrow’.

Orphan Annie is convinced that her parents will one day come and she can be in a family again. Her adventurous escape from the orphanage is short lived, but when she’s chosen to spend Christmas with the millionaire, that’s when fun, intrigue and a roller-coaster of emotions begin…

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorGiga Phillips
Musical DirectorDerek Canfield
ChoreographerGraham McCarron
Stage ManagerMike Davall


Cast List

AnnieFern Deacon / Daisy West
MollyIsobel Davis / Philippa Simpson
KateGeorgia Pascoe / India Woodliffe
TessieHattie Acres-Reeves / Frannie Davis
PepperBecky Armes (Annie understudy) / Emily Marshall
JulyFern Higgins (Annie understudy) / Lucy Barnes
DuffyNaomi Ashley / Rebecca Rogers
Other OrphansBethany Rourke, Jade Fuller, Jessie McVicar, Robyn Stocks, Sophie Green, Jasmine Price, Hannah Weaver, Alice Kennedy, Emily Good, Verity Neale, Jasmine Hood, Jessica-Mae Thompson
Daddy WarbucksSteve Woolford
Miss HanniganSiân Thomas
Grace FarrellChristine White
RoosterRob Tickner
LilyLisa Fletcher
President RooseveltDavid Main
BundlesRoger Johnson
Lt WardSteve Howard
Star to beLucy Jesse
SophieLucy Armes
DrakeRoger Johnson
Boylan SistersAlex Balston (Ronnie)
Dawn Stephens (Bonnie)
Ann-Marie Johnson (Connie)
IckesBrian McMahon
HullTony Siddall
PerkinsCharlotte Walker
HoweEric McLoughlin
MorgenthauJohn Canfield
Mrs PughLucy Armes
Mrs GreerCarrie Canfield
Bert HealyRon Walker
Female DancersSam Bottle, Laura Gurney, Emma Dayson, Lucy Jesse, Tara Pearce, Dawn Stephens
Male DancersMark Baxter, Tim Canfield, Steve Howard, Rob Tickner, Roger Johnson
Female ChorusLucy Armes, Alex Balston, Sam Bottle, Carrie Canfield, Laura Gurney, Emma Dayson, Helen Dayson, Ann-Marie Johnson, Lucy Jesse, Tara Pearce, Christine Siddall, Dawn Stephens, June Thomas, Charlotte Walker
Male ChorusMark Baxter, Tim Canfield, John Canfield, Paul Flanagan, Steve Howard, Roger Johnson, Eric McLoughlin, Brian McMahon, Tony Siddall
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