Strictly Come Dancing’s harshest judge will turns stage villain for a five-night run of Annie in Llandudno.

Craig Revel Horwood will star as Miss Hannigan in Michael Harrison and David Ian’s smash-hit version of the Broadway and West End musical.

The Australian-British dancer, choreographer and theatre director played the role to critical acclaim in the same production both in the West End and on the 2015-16 UK tour.

While probably best known as a judge on all 16 series of hit BBC Saturday night TV show, his other credits include ‘Munkustrap’ in Cats, Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Harry in Crazy for You at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Head back in time to 1930s New York during the Great Depression, where 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 though 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 runs at Venue Cymru from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday, May 18 at 7.30pm, with matinee showings at 2.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets start at £19 and are available from or from the box office on 01492 872000.