YOU can bet your bottom dollar that the popular family musical Annie will be a hit when it comes to Wolverhampton next month.

Set in 1930s New York, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

But spiteful Miss Hannigan, played by Lesley Joseph, has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s new-found happiness.

Lesley, who is best-known for playing Dorien Green in Birds of a Feather said the neighbour from hell had "absolutely nothing" in common with the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.

She added: "They couldn't be more different! The only thing I would say is that I've tried to find a vulnerability in both of them."

Describing the show, she said: "It's a lovely, vibrant production, very up-to-date and modern - it takes away all of the sickly sweetness that Annie can sometimes be.

"I'd say it's quite different to any other production I have seen and there is some brilliant dancing."

The 70-year-old said her favourite part of the show is singing Easy Street but crowds will also hear the unforgettable Hard Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

Annie will run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre from April 4 to 9.

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