Wednesday 21 March 2018

Miranda Hart says sorry to fans as she misses Annie due to illness

Miranda Hart is suffering from a throat infection.

Miranda Hart (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Miranda Hart (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

Miranda Hart has apologised to fans after illness forced her to miss performances of West End show Annie.

The comedian and Call The Midwife star, 44, is currently playing Miss Hannigan in the musical at the Piccadilly Theatre but had to miss six days due to a throat infection.

She posted a message on Twitter on Monday saying it was “gutting” to miss the show.

She said: “All actors will concur, worst thing about the job, getting ill. Hate letting anyone down.

“Been gutting to be away from @AnnieMusicalUK but voice stronger every day.”

She added: “I’m SO sorry to all fans coming long distances. I now know the hazard of my new love – musical theatre.”

A representative for Hart said: “Following a consultation with her doctor, it appears that Miranda is suffering from an on-going throat infection and as a result she is not able to perform today (August 14).

“As Annie does not play Tuesdays, she is very much hoping that she will be back for her next scheduled performance on Wednesday (August 16).”

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