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STRICTLY COME DANCING JUDGE

Annie The Musical

4th Sep 2018

PRESS RELEASE

ANITA DOBSON AND CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD 

TO STAR AS

‘MISS HANNIGAN’ 

IN THE FORTHCOMING UK TOUR OF

MICHAEL HARRISON AND DAVID IAN’S PRODUCTION 

OF THE MUSICAL

“ANNIE”

OPENING AT THE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

ON SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical “ANNIE” opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 2 February 2019.

 

Anita will play the role from 2 February – 27 April 2019 and Craig will play the role from 30 April – 6 July 2019. Tour schedule with casting below. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

 

This production recently ran for an extended season in the West End following a sell-out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2015/16 as well as a recent sell out season in Toronto. 

 

As Angie Watts in EastEnders, Anita Dobson created one of the most popular characters in television winning numerous awards. Her West End theatre credits include ‘Madame Morrible’ in “Wicked”, ‘Mama Morton’ in “Chicago”, ‘Mrs Meers’ in “Thoroughly Modern Mille”, ‘Chris’ in “Calendar Girls”, ‘Joan Crawford’ in “Bette and Joan” and ‘Nancy’ in “Frozen” at the National Theatre for which she was nominated for an Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Award. Her film credits include “London Road”.

 

Craig Revel Horwood is probably best known as a judge on all 16 series of BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing”. He returns to the part of ‘Miss Hannigan’ having played the role to critical acclaim in this production in both the West End and on the 2015/16 UK tour. His other West End Theatre credits include 'Munkustrap' in “Cats”, “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and ‘Harry’ in “Crazy for You” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Craig directed and choreographed the recent tour of “Sister Act The Musical” as well as the “Strictly Come Dancing Live” tour for the past six years. He also choreographed the film “Paddington 2”.

 

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, 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. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

 

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Easy Street’, ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ and ‘Tomorrow’. 

 

“ANNIE” has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan. “ANNIE” is directed by Nikolai Foster with set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker. “ANNIE” is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

 

For further press information please contact Simon Raw or Emily Webb on simon@rawpr.co.uk/emily@rawpr.co.uk

 

ANNIE - UK TOUR 2019

 

SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2019

MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2019

WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 4 MARCH – SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2019

NEW THEATRE OXFORD www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 19 MARCH – SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019

BRISTOL HIPPODROME www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 25 MARCH – SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019

STORYHOUSE THEATRE, CHESTER www.storyhouse.com

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 1 APRIL – SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019

HULL NEW THEATRE www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 8 APRIL – SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019

NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 15 APRIL – SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2019

KING’S THEATRE GLASGOW www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 22 APRIL – SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019

BRADFORD ALHAMBRA www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Anita Dobson as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 30 APRIL – SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019

MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON www.mayflower.org.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 6 MAY – SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019

THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH www.theatreroyal.com

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 14 MAY – SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU www.venuecymru.co.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 20 MAY – SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL www.trch.co.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

 

MONDAY 27 MAY – SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2019

CLIFFS PAVILION THEATRE, SOUTHEND www.southendtheatres.org.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan


TUESDAY 4 JUNE – SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2019

LYCEUM THEATRE SHEFFIELD www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 10 JUNE – SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019

NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 17 JUNE – SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2019

THE ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 24 JUNE – SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2019

LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 1 JULY – SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

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