Anita Dobson will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in smash hit musical ANNIE coming to the Alhambra Theatre in 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 as well as a recent sell-out season in Toronto.

As Angie Watts in EastEnders, Anita Dobson created one of the most popular characters in television winning numerous awards.  Her West End theatre credits include ‘Madame Morrible’ in Wicked, ‘Mama Morton’ in Chicago, ‘Mrs Meers’ in Thoroughly Modern Mille, ‘Chris’ in Calendar Girls, ‘Joan Crawford’ in Bette and Joan and ‘Nancy’ in Frozen at the National Theatre for which she was nominated for an Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Award.  Her film credits include London Road.

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.

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

ANNIE 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.

ANNIE is produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian.

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