CRAIG Revel Horwood will star as “Miss Hannigan” in the UK and Ireland tour of a production of the musical “Annie”, visiting Llandudno’s Venue Cymru from May 15-20, 2023.
Opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on February 25, Craig will play the role in Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford, Dartford, Stoke, Llandudno, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Woking, Cardiff, Bradford, Southend, Bromley and Norwich.
Paul O’Grady will play the role of Miss Hannigan in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin and Bristol.
Perhaps best known as a judge on all 20 series of “Strictly Come Dancing”, Craig returns to the part of Miss Hannigan having played the role in this production in both the West End and on 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 “Strictly Ballroom: The Musical” which is currently touring the UK and Ireland, and the 2016-17 tour of “Sister Act: The Musical”, as well as the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.
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.
But Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search.
“Annie” has music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan.
It is directed by Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster, with set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.
Full tour details can be found at: www.anniethemusicaltour.uk.