Solihull Arts Complex
SHARP-shooting musical Annie Get Your Gun hits every note in this toe-tapping production.
When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show rolls into Cincinnati, Ohio, country bumpkin Annie Oakley falls head-over-heels for its star gun-slinger Frank Butler.
But when Annie proves she can outshoot dashing but arrogant Frank, it seems she must choose between stardom, and keeping the man she loves.
Sophia Bailey did a superb job in the demanding role of Annie, taking her from sweet, simple country girl to sassy and spirited show woman. Her natural, or very well rehearsed, comedy timing had most of the audience in hysterics while simultaneously developing a simmering onstage chemistry with Matt Branson’s swaggering yet charming Frank.
As the pair switched from declaring their love, to competing against one another, their true vocal talents were revealed, particularly with challenging but hilarious ‘Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better’. The whole cast gave an extremely professional and enjoyable performance.
Hannah Jennings Parry