Your chance to win tickets to see Annie

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am


If you are in the mood for a heart-warming evening, Annie might do the trick. One of the best-loved family musicals of all time, it will take to the stage of the Lyric Theatre at the Academy for Performing Arts from May 31 until June 10.

The show, inspired by the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, chronicles the rags-to-riches story of Annie as she moves from a New York orphanage to the home of a billionaire businessman.

The show made its Broadway debut in 1977 and ran for 2,377 performances before closing in 1983. It won seven Tony Awards, including best musical, best script, best original score and best choreography.

While the role of Annie will be played in rotation by two British-based child actors, local aspiring actresses will be cast as other orphan children, says James Cundall, chief executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, who is bringing the show to Hong Kong.

British comedy actress Su Pollard, of Hi-de-Hi! fame, will play the headmistress, while West End stage veteran David McAlister will play Annie's adoptee.

CitySeen has two pairs of tickets (HK$750 per ticket) to give away. E-mail you name, contact number, mailing address, with 'Annie' in the subject line, to by 6pm on March 9. Tickets are also available at hkticketing, from HK$350 to HK$950.