Anita Dobson will star as Miss Hannigan in a smash hit production of the musical Annie which tours the UK early next year.
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 billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. But spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search.
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.
Anita Dobson created one of the most popular characters in television as Angie Watts in EastEnders, 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.
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‘s 2019 UK tour kicks off in Manchester and will run from Saturday 2nd February – Saturday 16th February 2019 at the Opera House before moving on to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.