The cast that will join Craig Revel Horwood and Anita Dobson in the UK tour of Annie, has now been revealed.

West End cast of Annie

The cast that will join Craig Revel Horwood and Anita Dobson in the UK tour of Annie, has now been revealed.

Joining the previously announced Craig Revel Horwood, will be Alex Bourne as ‘Oliver Warbucks’, Richard Meek (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as ‘Rooster’, Jenny Gayner (The Girls) as ‘Lily’ and Carolyn Maitland (Miss Saigon) as ‘Grace Farrell’. 

Craig Revel Horwood and Anita Dobson will share the role of Miss Hannigan, each performing at a different selection of venues.

The tour will open on 2nd February at Opera House Manchester with Anita Dobson kicking off the tour in the role.

More casting details

The title role of ‘Annie’ is shared by Faye Katsande, Ava Smith and Freya Yates. They are joined by three teams of young performers who play the girls in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Completing the cast will be Michael Anderson, Thomas Audibert, Andy Barke, Caroline Bateson, Daisy Boyles, Blaise Colangelo, Gary Davis, Ashleigh Graham, George Rae, Anne Smith, India Thornton, Matt Trevorrow, Amy West and Samuel Wilson Freeman.   

As Angie Watts in EastEnders, Anita Dobson won numerous awards. Her West End theatre credits include ‘Madame Morrible’ in Wicked, ‘Mama Morton’ in Chicago, and ‘Mrs Meers’ in Thoroughly Modern Mille, to name a few.

Craig Revel Horwood is 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.

Tour dates

Opera House Manchester: 2nd - 16th February - Anita Dobson

New Theatre Oxford: 4th - 9th March- Anita Dobson

Chester Storyhouse: 25th - 30th March- Anita Dobson

Newcastle theatre Royal: 8th - 13th April- Anita Dobson

Southampton mayflower theatre: 30th April - 4th May - Craig Revel Horwood

Llandudno venue Cymru: 14th - 18th May - Craig Revel Horwood

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall: 20th - 25th May - Craig Revel Horwood

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre: 4th - 8th June - Craig Revel Horwood

Milton Keynes Theatre: 1st - 6th July - Craig Revel Horwood

GTOs should contact their chosen theatres for details on group bookings.

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