Strictly judge brings his sinister side to musical Annie

Craig Revel Horwood is to star in Annie at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.
Craig Revel Horwood is to star in Annie at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.

Strictly Come Dancing star judge Craig Revel Horwood will be appearing in the upcoming production of Annie.

Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

Determined to find her real parents, her fortunes change when she is chosen to spend Christmas at famous billionaire Oliver Warbucks’s mansion.

But the spiteful Miss Hannigan (Revel Horwood) has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search.

The musical will be performed at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre from Tuesday September 29 to Saturday October 3.

Famous tracks from the production include It’s The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow.

Craig Revel Horwood is known for his harsh critcism and flamboyant style on the BBC One dancing show.

Annie will be directed by Nikolai Foster, who is originally from West Yorkshire.

He recently became the new artistic director at Curve in Leicester. His most recent theatre credits include Calamity Jane, the Witches of Eastwick and the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing.

Original music and lyricsare are by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Thomas Meehan wrote the book.

For tickets, from £21.50 to £40, visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk or call the box office on 01274 432000.