Little Orphan ANNIE is heading to Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE will embark on a UK tour opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 9 February 2019. This production recently ran for an extended season in the West End following a sell-out tour of the UK and Ireland in 2015/16 and will open later this month in Toronto.

The show will also be making it’s way to our very own Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, Annie tells the story of brave young Annie in 1930’s New York, during The Great Depression, when she 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 a famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

With its award-winning book by author Thomas Meehan and the accompanying score by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Martin Charnin, 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’.

Produced by Michael Harrison, with set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker this production is likely to thrill audiences in 2019.

Annie UK Tour Venue Cymru

Annie UK Tour Venue Cymru

Annie The Musical Cast Announcements for 2019

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Craig Revel Horwood will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in their smash hit production of the musical.

ANNIE - Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan - Photo by Paul Coltas

ANNIE – Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan – Photo by Paul Coltas

Craig Revel Horwood is probably 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” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Craig directed and choreographed the recent tour of “Sister Act The Musical” as well as the “Strictly Come Dancing Live” tour for the past six years. He also choreographed the film “Paddington 2”.

You can bet your bottom dollar you won’t want to miss when ANNIE returns to Venue Cymru from Monday 13th May to Saturday 18th May 2019. Tickets are available from and via the Box Office on 01492 872000.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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