As it was my birthday we were treated to tickets to see Annie take to the Mayflower stage in Southampton. I adore Annie, not only does it have a great set of songs, the story is also really heartwarming and ideal for all ages. Max has been to loads of bits of theatre but never a full blown musical before so this was a great first experience.
With a great cast of kids (who did an amazing job!) and a dog thrown in, it was great to see a familiar face in Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan. He did a great job at playing the gin swigging foster mum who despises her band of orphans. Add to that an amazing stylised set with statement props, this show is one that cannot be missed.
I loved the show, same with Scott. It took me back to my youth theatre times where I stood on stage with my pals and sung my lungs out. Max was entranced and sung along each time he heard "Tomorrow". He got a bit tired about 10 minutes before the end and left to stand outside but I take my hat off to him for sitting through over 2 hours when he has the attention span of a gnat! It was a great introduction to musical theatre and I'm eagerly trying to work out what to take him to see next.