Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that their smash hit production of the musical Annie will return for a UK tour. 

Annie the musical

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Groups can take their pick of a number of venues next year as Annie embarks on an extensive tour.

Opening at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 25th February 2023, this production enjoyed sell-out UK and Ireland tours throughout 2015/16 and in 2019, as well as extended seasons in both the West End and Toronto. The Times also described the performance as ‘a glorious revival’.

The tour schedule has been released, with more dates and venues to be revealed. Current known stops include New Oxford Theatre (17th - 22nd April), Southampton Mayflower Theatre (24th - 29th April), Liverpool Empire (5th - 10th June), Bromley Churchill Theatre (24th - 29th July) and many more which you can see by clicking here. Casting will also be announced at a later date.

The Annie story

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, the production includes timeless songs such as 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. 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.

For more information about the Annie 2023 tour, including a break down of all the touring dates, visit