Lesley Joseph to share the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie
July 2, 2015  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

VJR_WOL_250914_annie01Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce further dates and full casting for the brand new production of the musical “ANNIE” starring Craig Revel Horwood and Lesley Joseph as ‘Miss Hannigan’. “ANNIE” will open on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Tour schedule with full details of ‘Miss Hannigan’ casting below. www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

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 new production includes the unforgettable songs ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Easy Street’, ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’ and ‘Tomorrow’.

Craig Revel Horwood is probably best known as a judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. His West End Theatre credits include: ‘Munkustrap’ in “Cats” at the New London Theatre, “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and ‘Harry’ in “Crazy for You” at the Prince Edward Theatre which took him to the US and Germany before re-creating the show for Susan Stroman in South Africa. Other theatre credits in his native Australia include: “West Side Story”, the Australian and New Zealand tour of “The Danny La Rue Show”; “La Cage Aux Folles”; “Me and My Girl” and ‘Norman’ in the hit comedy play “Ladies Night”.

Lesley Joseph is best known for playing ‘Dorien Green’ in the hugely successful sitcom “Birds of a Feather” alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. They recorded over 100 episodes over a period of nine years. Lesley and her co-stars returned to our screens in “Birds of a Feather in 2013 with a second series airing earlier this year. Lesley’s theatre credits include ‘Miss Hannigan’ in “Annie” at the West End’s Victoria Palace and also on national tour. Her other touring credits include “Calendar Girls” and “Hot Flush!”.

They are joined by Alex Bourne as ‘Oliver Warbucks’, Holly Dale Spencer as ‘Grace Farrell’, Jonny Fines as ‘Rooster’ and Djalenga Scott as ‘Lily’. The company also includes James Alan- Evans. Lewis Bradley, Nic Gibney, Sinead Kenny, Michael Lin, Alice Liveing,  Megan Louch, Callum McArdle, Benjamin Mundy, Steven Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How.   Sharing the title role of ‘Annie’ will be Madeleine Haynes, Isabella Pappas and Sophia Pettit. Joining them will be Asha Banks, Rosanna Beacock, Chloe Bowes, Connie Burgess,  Claudia Carlier, Jessica Cartledge, Scarlet Churchhouse, Scarlett Flannery, Ashley Goldberg, Mia Hope, Amelia Love Coleman, Lissy Mant, Daisy Parry, Natasha Raphael, Nikoo Saeki, Liani Samuel, Kate Woodman and Tegan Williams.

“ANNIE” is directed by Nikolai Foster, set and costume design by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Richard Brooker.

“ANNIE” has Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and a Book by Thomas Meehan.

“ANNIE” is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

 

“ANNIE” UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2015 – www.anniethemusicaltour.uk

SATURDAY 11 JULY – SATURDAY 18 JULY
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE – www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 21 JULY – SATURDAY 25 JULY
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO – www.venuecymru.co.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 28 JULY – SATURDAY 1 AUGUST
THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON – www.mayflower.org.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 3 AUGUST – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND – www.southendtheatres.org.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 10 AUGUST – SATURDAY 15 AUGUST
CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE – www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 17 AUGUST – SATURDAY 22 AUGUST
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH – www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 24 AUGUST – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF – http://www.wmc.org.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 31 AUGUST – SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
HIPPODROME, BRISTOL – www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
(CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD WILL NOT BE PERFORMING ON TUESDAY 1 OR WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2015)

 

MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL – www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September

 

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER
BRADFORD ALHAMBRA – www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/the-alhambra-theatre
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on Saturday 3 October

 

TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER – SATURDAY10 OCTOBER
HULL NEW THEATRE – www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on Saturday 10 October

 

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME – www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on all Saturday performances; 17, 24 and 31 October

 

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on Saturday 14 November

 

TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre
Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan
Lesley Joseph will play Miss Hannigan on Saturday 21 November

 

TUESDAY 12 JANUARY – SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2016
THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON – www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE 7 JULY 2015

 

MONDAY 18 JANUARY – SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2016
LYCEUM THEATRE SHEFFIELD – www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 25 – SATURDAY 30 JANUARY 2016
ORCHARD THEATRE DARTFORDwww.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2016
STOKE REGENT THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

TUESDAY 23 – SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016
MILLENNIUM FORUM, DERRY – www.millenniumforum.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

TUESDAY 1 – SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2016
TUNBRIDGE WELLS ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE – www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

MONDAY 7 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE 29 JUNE

 

MONDAY 14 MARCH – SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/aylesbury-waterside-theatre
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

MONDAY 21 MARCH – SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2016
THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM – www.trch.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan

 

MONDAY 28 MARCH – SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2016
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan

 

TUESDAY 12 APRIL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016
DUBLIN BORD GAIS THEATRE – www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

TUESDAY 19 APRIL – SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2016
WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE – www.grandtheatre.co.uk
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

MONDAY 25 APRIL – SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2016
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE – www.apps.ipswich.gov.uk/PEO
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON

 

MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2016
MARLOWE THEATRE CANTERBURY – www.marlowetheatre.com
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE 7 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

MONDAY 30 MAY – SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE – www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre
Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan
ON SALE SOON