Well, a trip to the Camberley Theatre between November 26 and 30 could be the answer because Camus Productions are putting on that ultimate feel-good musical — Annie.

Annie is set in the America of the 1930s depression. It is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie and tells the tale of young Annie and her fellow orphans who live in constant fear of their monstrous matron, Miss Hannigan.

When Annie attracts the sympathy of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks, the way seems clear for a quick escape from the orphanage.

But then Warbucks tries to find Annie's long lost parents for her and unwittingly attracts the attention of unsavoury impostors who see Annie as a means to get rich quick and who would treat her even more harshly than Miss Hannigan.

However, after a few twists and turns the story ends happily for the good guys and unhappily for the baddies.

Performances commence at 7.45pm nightly, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Ticket prices range from £8 (concessions) to £10 and are available through the Camus business manager on 01252 665333 or the Camberley Theatre box office on 01276 707600.

Bethany Hearne is pictured as Annie, with her four-legged friend.