Meera Syal to star in Annie

Meera Syal will play Miss Hannigan
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Meera Syal is to join the cast of Annie for the duration of its run at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.

She will take over the role of Miss Hannigan from Craig Revel Horwood, a part previously played by Miranda Hart.

Syal will star alongside cast members Jonny Fines, Alex Bourne, Holly Dale Spencer and Djalenga Scott.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, the musical is currently showing and will close on February 18, before transferring to the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.

Michael Harrison and David Ian are producing the West End production, which is based on Thomas Meehan’s book.

It features music by Charles Strouse, design by Colin Richmond and choreography by Nick Winston.