Anita in Annie at Chester and Manchester

Published: 7 September 2018

Anita Dobson will star as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie playing at Storyhouse, Chester from March 25 to 30 and Manchester Opera House from February 2 to 16, 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, Dobson created one of the most popular characters in television winning numerous awards.

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.

With its award-winning book and score, this new production includes well-known songs "It’s the Hard Knock Life", "Easy Street", "I Don’t Need Anything But You" and "Tomorrow".

David Upton