Annie | Liverpool Empire

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I'm back with another theatre review today. On Monday i went to see Annie at the Liverpool Empire, i was a massive fan of Annie growing up so as soon as i saw the show was touring there was no way i was missing out. I was seriously obsessed with the musical, i watched it most nights on VHS and i always wanted to play Annie.

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I'd be genuinely surprised if you don't know the story of Annie but for those of you that aren't familiar; Annie is an orphan forced to live a miserable existence at Miss Hannigan's Orphanage, dreaming of the day she'll finally be reunited with her real parents. She's selected to spend a week residing with famous billionaire Oliver Warbucks, but Miss Hannigan has other ideas.

It's such a great musical and some of the songs in it are my absolute favourite musical songs especially 'Tomorrow' so seeing it live on stage was a really magical moment, and something that i know my younger self would have really really loved. Thankfully, i was not disappointed.

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The show itself was really good; there was a lot of families in the audience which meant kids were constantly talking, moaning, rustling and fidgeting all the way through - personally this really annoyed me but i'm not the most patient person so if you're anything like me do bear in mind that a lot of kids will be watching it also.

It was really amazing to see the musical live and t he cast really brought the characters to life. I know the cast of the tour changes each night; sometimes Miss Hannigan is played by Jodie Prenger, Craig Revel-Horwood or Lesley Joseph and obviously, the Annie's change a lot too so i don't know how each show differs with the different cast but the young girl who played Annie was so good and she had an incredible voice - all the youngsters did and the young girl who played Molly was really tiny and adorable. Lesley Joseph made an okay Miss Hannigan, don't get me wrong she definitely gave it all she got and you can't fault her talent but for me personally, it just lacked at little something but all of the cast were incredible and it amazes me when i see such young performers and how professional they are.

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You can't see my outfit on these photos but i went pretty simple with my jeans and a floral, i love making an effort for the theatre but when you're going to be sat for so long i like to be comfortable too, so i always bear that in mind. My make up doesn't really differ from my usual routine; i kept my eyes simple by applying a wash of 'Naked 2' from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette all over the lid and paired that with my usual winged liner and mascara. I lightly contoured to add a little definition to my face and i finished the look of with a Mac Lipstick in the shade Lickable (reviewed here) to add a pop of colour to the look.

Overall, I'd thoroughly recommend going to see Annie if you get the chance! It was really enjoyable, i loved seeing a musical i adored growing up come to life and i know for a fact the songs are going to be stuck in my head all week.

Natalie xx

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