Annie's dog back on stage

A record breaking dog, who has appeared in 1400 performances in the musical 'Annie' all over the world, is out of retirement and ready to go back on stage in Birmingham.

Tips on working with dogs from "Annie" stars

Stars of the musical Annie, that starts at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre this week have been giving tips on how to work with animals on stage.

It's after Danny, the record breaking dog who has appeared in 1400 stage shows has come out of retirement to work with the girls in the new show.

16-year-old Georgia Millie Price from Stafford is one of two girls taking the lead role of Annie. Georgia's been given her co-star Katie some tips about working with dogs like Danny.

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"Annie" dog comes out of retirement

A record-breaking dog is coming out of retirement to take a starring role in the musicial Annie at Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre.

Danny famous for playing Sandy the dog in the musical Annie world-wide Credit: ITV News Central

Danny is in the Guinness Book of Records for the most performances done by a dog in a theatrical show. He has appeared in 1400 performances of "Annie" all over the world.

Danny the dog backstage at rehearsals doe "Annie" in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

In 2011, Danny retired from professional performances but has decided to return to amateur productions and will take on the role of Sandy at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham from August 21st.