About Annie

Craig Revel Horwood returns to the role of the infamous Miss Hannigan in London’s celebrated revival of Annie, featuring a Tony Award-winning score. Miss Hannigan is the role of a lifetime and Craig Revel Horwood follows in the footsteps of Miranda Hart, Carol Burnett, Sheila Hancock, Sue Pollard and Paul O’Grady to take on one of musical theatre’s best loved villains.

Actor and comedian Meera Syal will take over as Miss Hannigan on 27 November, just in time for Christmas!

Since making her debut on the Broadway stage in 1977, Annie has charmed audiences the world over, and this production marks the first return of the show to the West End since 1999! Classic songs such as “Little Girls”, “Easy Street”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” and the iconic “Tomorrow” fill the auditorium in Nikolai Foster’s 40th anniversary production.

This show is proven to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Don’t hesitate before booking the most feel-good and genuine family show in the West End. 


‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Craig Revel Horwood (Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy for You) has taken control of the orphanage to play Miss Hannigan for 10 weeks only. Meera Syal will play Miss Hannigan from 27 November. 

The cast also features Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks (Mamma Mia!, Robinson Crusoe, Kiss Me, Kate), Anne Smith (Mamma Mia!, Evita, Robin Prince of Sherwood) as stand-by for Miss Hannigan/ Mrs Pugh, Jonny Fines (Grease, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Sound of Music) as Rooster and Djalenga Scott (Grease, Chicago, Rocky Horror Show) as Lily.

Please note: Craig Revel Horwood will appear until 26 November, excluding Saturdays. He will also NOT be performing on 22, 24 September, 16, 18, 25 October, 6, 20 and 23 November. The appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed.

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What's the story?

Based on the popular American comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray, Annie The Musical tells the story of the young orphan whose life is changed beyond recognition by New York billionaire Oliver Warbucks. When he offers to adopt her from the orphanage, Annie asks the good-natured Warbucks to help her find her real parents, which he willingly agrees to. But with the whopping reward Warbucks offers for the identification of Annie’s parents comes a string of deceit in the form of con artists Rooster and Lily who, with the aid of the wicked Miss Hannigan, hatch a plot to claim the $50,000 reward. Will Annie get her happy ending?

Annie Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 23-Nov-2017 to 18-Feb-2018

  • 19:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
  • 19:30
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
  • 15:00

Important Information

Please note: Miranda Hart appears as Miss Hannigan until September 17th 2017. The appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed.

Facts & Figures

Annie songs

Act I
  • Overture – Orchestra
  • "Maybe" – Annie & Orphans
  • "It's the Hard Knock Life" – Annie & Orphans
  • "It's the Hard Knock Life" (Reprise) – Orphans
  • "Tomorrow" – Annie
  • "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" – Hooverville-ites
  • "Little Girls" – Miss Hannigan
  • "Little Girls" (Reprise) – Miss Hannigan
  • "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" – Grace, Annie & Staff
  • "N.Y.C." – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Star-to-Be & Chorus
  • "N.Y.C." (Reprise) / "Lullaby" – Warbucks
  • "Easy Street" – Miss Hannigan, Rooster & Lily
  • "You Won't Be an Orphan for Long" – Grace and Warbucks
  • "Maybe" (Reprise) – Annie
Act II
  • "Maybe" (Reprise II) – Annie
  • "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" – Bert Healy and the Boylan Sisters
  • "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" (Children Reprise) – Orphans
  • "Easy Street" (Reprise) – Miss Hannigan, Rooster & Lily
  • "Tomorrow" (Cabinet Reprise) – Annie, Roosevelt, Warbucks & the Cabinet
  • "Tomorrow" (Cabinet Reprise II) - Roosevelt & the Cabinet
  • "Something Was Missing" – Warbucks
  • "Annie" – Grace, Drake and Staff
  • "I Don't Need Anything But You" – Warbucks & Annie
  • "Maybe" (Reprise III) – Annie
  • "A New Deal for Christmas" – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Roosevelt & Staff
  • "Tomorrow" (Finale) – Company

Annie Soundtrack Playlist

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Annie?

16 Denman Street London W1D 7DY
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
  • Parking: Brewer Street (3mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible