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Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Paul O’Grady will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE when it plays Newcastle Theatre Royal (7 – 11 March 2023), Edinburgh Playhouse (21 – 25 March 2023), Mayflower, Southampton (24 – 29 April 2023), Liverpool Empire (5 – 10 June 2023), Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre (28 August – 2 September 2023) and Bristol Hippodrome (20 – 25 November 2023).
Casting for the role of ‘Miss Hannigan’ in other venues on the tour to be announced in due course. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk
BAFTA Award winning television, radio and stage star PAUL O’GRADY returns to Annie having first played the role of Miss Hannigan at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 1998. His other theatre credits include playing the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium and many pantomimes including Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium. On television he is best known as the host of ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape, The Paul O’Grady Show, Channel 4’s Blind Date and BBC One’s Blankety Blank. He is also a highly celebrated writer, having written both autobiographical and fictional books and recently completed a 14 year run as a presenter on BBC Radio 2.
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, this stunning production includes the unforgettable songs ‘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.
ANNIE UK TOUR 2023
Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 11 March 2023
Theatre Royal Newcastle
Tuesday 21 March – Saturday 25 March 2023
Monday 24 April – Saturday 29 April 2023
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Monday 5 June – Saturday 10 June 2023
Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September 2023
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
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Monday 20 – Saturday 25 November 2023
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