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Annie Press Release

7th Jul 2015

CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD

TO STAR AS ‘MISS HANNIGAN’

IN THE UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF

“ANNIE”

FROM JULY 2015

 

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce a brand new production of the musical “ANNIE” starring Craig Revel Horwood as ‘Miss Hannigan’. “ANNIE” will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle before embarking on a year-long tour. Schedule below with further dates to be announced. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

 

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’.

 

Craig Revel Horwood is probably best known as a judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. His West End Theatre credits include: ‘Munkustrap’ in “Cats” at the New London Theatre, “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and ‘Harry’ in “Crazy for You” at the Prince Edward Theatre which took him to the US and Germany before re-creating the show for Susan Stroman in South Africa. Other theatre credits in his native Australia include: “West Side Story”, the Australian and New Zealand tour of “The Danny La Rue Show”; “La Cage Aux Folles”; “Me and My Girl” and ‘Norman’ in the hit comedy play “Ladies Night”.

 

“ANNIE” will be directed by Nikolai Foster. Recently named as the new artistic director at Curve in Leicester; his most recent theatre credits include: “Calamity Jane”, “The Witches of Eastwick” and the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s “Beautiful Thing” in the West End.

 

“ANNIE” has set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.

 

“ANNIE” has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan.

“ANNIE” is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

 

For further press information please contact Simon Raw or Amy Barder on simon@rawpr.co.uk/amy@rawpr.co.uk

 

“ANNIE” UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2015 - www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

 

SATURDAY 11 JULY - SATURDAY 18 JULY

THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE – www.theatreroyal.co.uk

ON SALE FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

 

TUESDAY 21 JULY – SATURDAY 25 JULY

VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO – www.venuecymru.co.uk/

ON SALE NOW

 

TUESDAY 28 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST

THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON - www.mayflower.org.uk/

ON SALE FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

 

MONDAY 3 AUGUST – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

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

ON SALE SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

 

MONDAY 10 AUGUST – SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE - www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

ON SALE FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

 

MONDAY 17 AUGUST – SATURDAY 22 AUGUST

THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH - www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

ON SALE FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

 

MONDAY 24 AUGUST – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF - http://www.wmc.org.uk

ON SALE FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

 

MONDAY 31 AUGUST – SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

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

ON SALE FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

 

(CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD WILL NOT BE PERFORMING ON TUESDAY 1 OR WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2015)

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