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Craig Revel Horwood to play Miss Hannigan in West End’s Annie

Matt Crockett

Craig Revel Horwood will be bringing a touch of wickedness to the West End as he drags up once again for a limited 10-week run as Miss Hannigan.

He will replace current star Miranda Hart in London’s Annie which has now extended at the Piccadilly Theatre until 18 February, 2018. Craig begins performances from 18 September.

Not his first time in the heels, Craig received great critical acclaim when he played the same role as part of the UK touring production.

On taking the role, Craig said: “I am so pleased to be returning to the West End, especially to a role I had such a brilliant time performing on tour.

“Miss Hannigan is evil, sassy and fab-u-lous.  It will be a real challenge for me not to take her man-hungry, wicked ways to the Strictly judging panel each Saturday night – though I am sure my fellow judges will keep me in check!  I can’t wait to get started.”

Due to Strictly Come Dancing commitments, Craig will not play the role of Saturdays.

Related: Miranda Hart leads a thrilling West End return for Annie – review

Matt Crockett

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. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family…

Annie has book by Thomas Meehan adapted from the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin.  The West End production features set and costumes designed by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Richard Brooker and orchestration and musical direction by George Dyer.

More information can be found here

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