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Extra matinee performance of Annie announced at Wales Millennium Centre     

Extra matinee performance of Annie announced at Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre has announced an additional matinee performance of Annie to meet the high demand for tickets and support its ongoing engagement with communities in south Wales.

The brand new production of Annie visits Cardiff this summer (24 - 29 August 2015) as part of a year-long tour that kicks off in July. The extra performance at the Centre will be on Wednesday 26 August at 2.30pm.

Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, the enduring story of Annie has become one of the world’s favourite family musicals. It sees brave young Annie living a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage until her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Throughout the story Annie is determined to find her real parents, but spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search.

Craig Revel Horwood, best known as a judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, stars as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in the show which includes the well-known songs; It’s The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

The additional matinee performance will also make it possible for young people who are part of the 3Gs Development Trust community organisation in Merthyr Tydfil to attend the show and enjoy a day of workshops at the Centre, as well as young people in south Wales who have volunteered in their community and earned time credits through the Centre’s partnership with Spice.

Hannah Wynn Jones, Community Engagement Manager at Wales Millennium Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to add an extra matinee performance of Annie at the Centre to support our ongoing commitment to Community and Youth groups, ensuring that the Centre’s programme is as accessible as possible. This means that young people and community members who wouldn’t usually visit us are able to come and enjoy this fantastic show.”

Annie is directed by Nikolai Foster, artistic director at Curve in Leicester. His most recent theatre credits include: Calamity Jane, The Witches of Eastwick and the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing in the West End. Annie is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

Annie is at Wales Millennium Centre from 24 - 29 August 2015. The extra matinee performance is on Wednesday 26 August at 2.30pm. Ticket prices range from £18 – £52.50. For more information visit www.wmc.org.uk or call the ticket office on 02920 63 64 64.
 
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