A sign in the theatre notified the show-goers that “due to indisposition” Miranda’s understudy Anne Smith would be performing instead.
Woman & Home spoke with Kath Vincent and son Louis, 13, from Kingston who attended the 3pm show on Sunday 13 August. Speaking about Miranda’s absence Kath said: “When we found out Miranda wasn’t in the show we were really disappointed as she was the main reason we’d booked tickets – we’re big fans. We were sorry to hear she had been in hospital though and hope she gets better soon…”
However, Kath added: “The show was excellent!”
Miranda is scheduled to be replaced by Strictly Come Dancing‘s Craig Revel Horwood next month. Her last performance will be 17 September and Revel Horwood will perform from 18 September to 26 November. However, due to his Strictly commitments he will not be performing on Saturdays.
Watch Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre until 18 February.