Tuesday, September 4

Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood to star as Miss Hannigan in new tour of Annie the Musical


It has just been announced that Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in the forthcoming UK tour of  ANNIE opening at the Manchester Opera House on  2nd February 2019.

Anita will open he show and play the role from 2 February – 27 April 2019 and Craig will play the role from 30 April – 6 July 2019.

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”.



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