Dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge, Craig Revel Horwood, will tour across the UK and Ireland as Miss Hannigan in the smash hit production of the musical Annie.

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Source: Hugo Glendinning

Craig Revel Horwood is best known for being a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

Opening at Leicester Curve on Saturday 25th February 2023, Craig will play the role in Leicester, Birmingham, Oxford, Dartford, Stoke, Llandudno, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham, Woking, Cardiff, Bradford, Southend, Bromley and Norwich.

As previously announced, Paul O’Grady will play the role of Miss Hannigan in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin and Bristol on the tour.

Craig Revel Horwood is probably best known as a judge on all 20 series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. He 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, as well as the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour. He also choreographed the film Paddington 2.

About the show

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…

The show features an award-winning book and score, as well as iconic songs such as It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

Annie is directed by Leicester Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster.

For more information and the full tour schedule, visit