Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood Will Star as Miss Hannigan in Annie Tour

International News   Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood Will Star as Miss Hannigan in Annie Tour
The U.K. tour of the international hit musical will launch in February 2019 at the Manchester Opera House.
Anita Dobson
Anita Dobson Matt Crockett Dewynters

Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Wicked, Chicago) and Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing, Cats, Miss Saigon) will both star as Miss Hannigan in the forthcoming U.K. tour of Annie, which will open February 2, 2019, at the Manchester Opera House.

Craig Revel Horwood
Craig Revel Horwood Paul Coltas

Dobson will play the role February 2–April 27, with Horwood stepping in April 30–July 6.

The current touring itinerary can be found at

This production recently ran for an extended season in London's West End following a sell-out tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 2015–2016 and a recent Toronto engagement.


Annie has music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan. The production is directed by Nikolai Foster with set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell, and sound design by Richard Brooker. Michael Harrison and David Ian produce.

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