It’s the Hard Knock Life for Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Liverpool Empire

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will star at the Liverpool Empire next year, in the smash hit production of the musical “ANNIE”.

Probably best known a judge on all 16 series of BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, Craig will return to the part of ‘Miss Hannigan’ at the Liverpool Empire from 24th to 29th June 2019. 

Having played the role to critical acclaim in this production in both the West End and on the 2015/16 UK tour, his other West End Theatre credits include ‘Munkustrap’ in “Cats”, “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and ‘Harry’ in “Crazy for You” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Craig directed and choreographed the recent tour of “Sister Act The Musical” as well as the “Strictly Come Dancing Live” tour for the past six years. He also choreographed the film “Paddington 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 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.

Tickets are on sale now. To book, visit the Empire’s Box Office, call 0844 871 3017* or buy online at*

*transaction fee applies to telephone and online bookings

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