Here's Miranda Hart in Annie | A tight 5: February 16

Here's Miranda Hart in Annie

A tight 5: February 16

THE first picture has been released of Miranda Hart in her role as orphanage owner Miss Hannigan in Annie. As previously reported, the comedian makes her West End debut in the show, which begins at the Piccadilly Theatre on May 23. She said: 'I have a newly found musical theatre-esque spring in my step! I hope people will leave the theatre feeling life is a little better and dreamier and jollier after watching it, as much as we feel that performing it.' The tickets, like the sun, will come out tomorrow.

ITV is to launch its new high-stakes comedy-entertainment format The Nightly Show on February 27, it has been announced. The show will be stripped five nights a week at 10pm, pushing the main news programme to 10.30pm. David Walliams will host the first week with Gordon Ramsay and John Bishop confirmed for future stints

NICK FROST and Game of Thrones star Lena Headey have joined the cast of Fighting With My Family, the comedy film Stephen Merchant is making about a UK wrestling dynasty. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is producing the movie about the family of WWE star Paige.

MATT LUCAS is to collect an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bristol university today, He is a former drama student at the university, where he met his Little Britain co-star David Walliams.

JOHNNY VEGAS is to co-host Channel 4's Sunday Brunch again this weekend. But he has promised to be 'better prepared' following his rather chaotic appearance last weekend.  He is one of several guest presenters to have joined Simon Rinner while regular co-host Tim Lovejoy recovers from a back operation.

Published: 16 Feb 2017

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