Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce that Anita Dobson will star as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in their smash hit production of the musical “ANNIE” playing at Storyhouse, Chester from 25-30 March 2019. Further casting to be announced.

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.

Saturday 2nd – Saturday 16th February 2019

Opera House, Manchester

0844 871 3018


Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Monday 25 March – Saturday 30 March 2019

Daily 7:30pm/ Wed and Sat Mat 2:30pm


Online:                        Visit www.storyhouse.com

By Phone:                   Call 01244 409 113

In person:                   Visit the Ticket Kiosks At Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

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