Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Miranda Hart RETURNS to West End show Annie after being forced to pull out!

Miranda Hart has returned to the West End this evening to star in Annie after being ill from the 7th August.

Miranda Hart has been confirmed to star in tonight’s (18th August) performance of Annie after being forced to pull out of the show from the 7th.

The multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author made her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie back in May 2017.

Last week was ‘Kids Week’ in London’s West End, where kids go free to top London shows when accompanied by a full paying adult. There were also no booking fees on tickets, so as you can imagine Annie’s shows were sold out.

Miranda has been struggling away from the stage with the thoughts of dissapointing fans who have travelled miles just to see her, sadly she had to avoid performances due to illness.

It was revealed earlier this week that Miranda had to take time off due to a throat infection: “Following a consultation with her doctor it would appear that Miranda is suffering from an on-going throat infection and as a result she is not able to perform tonight (14 August 2017),” the spokesperson said.

“As Annie does not play Tuesdays, she is very much hoping that she will be back for her next scheduled performance on Wednesday (16 August 2017),” they added.

Miranda, shortly after the statement was released, apologised to fans on Twitter: “All actors will concur, worst thing about the job, getting ill.Hate letting anyone down.Been gutting to be away from @AnnieMusicalUK but voice stronger every day.

“I’m SO sorry to all fans coming long distances. I now know the hazard of my new love – musical theatre.”

Thankfully Miranda has now recovered from the infection and will star in on-going performances of Annie.

This is the first time Miranda has had a full week off from Annie since joining the cast in May.

Sadly Sir Bruce Forsyth died today, it was announced, so Miranda has said she will pay tribute to him during tonight’s curtain call: “Will do this at the curtain call of Annie tonight.”

Before the show hit the West End stage, Miranda said: “Miss Hannigan is a dream role, and certainly has been for me, but I never thought it would be a reality. But here we are and I have a newly found musical theatre-esque spring in my step!

“I hope people will leave the theatre feeling life is a little better and dreamier and jollier after watching it, as much as we feel that performing it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some leg-warmers to put on…”

Miranda will continue to play Miss Hannigan in Annie until 17th September, and you can book tickets from the productions official website.

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