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Grown Up Orphan Annie (Katherine Bourne Taylor)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2023

I believe I am now a Fannie! In a show that brings Annie back, the focus is on introducing us to her new sidekick, the passing of Warbucks and the challenges faced when being a child celebrity now all grown up. This production is clearly aimed at ‘Annie’ fans, as others may not understand the references and may not appreciate the full performance, and overall, though it is an enjoyable experience, some segments feel lengthy or the comedy does not entirely click. However, Katherine Taylor truly embodies the Annie persona throughout, delivering a quirky and lovable character that is truly meant to be a star. Moreover, the audience response certainly shows that we all love Annie and happily want more.

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose