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Danny Mac completes casting for UK premiere of Amélie The Musical

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West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac has been confirmed to join the UK tour of Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar®-nominated film. Joining previously announced French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amélie Poulain, Danny Mac will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix.

This beloved story of an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, will tour the UK in a vibrant, re-conception with new orchestrations and landing at the Manchester Opera House from 6-10 August 2019.

Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…

Danny Mac captured the nation’s hearts and received overwhelming support during his incredible time on flagship entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) in 2016, with a series of perfect scores taking him to the final. Having begun his performing career at an early age in Cameron Mackintosh’s tour of Les Miserables, he reprised the role a year later in the West End. His other theatre credits include Wicked (West End), Legally Blonde(Curve Theatre), On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), White Christmas(Leicester Curve) and his award-winning turn in Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour).

Audrey Brisson’s theatre credits include:The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles(National Theatre), Midnight’s Pumpkin andThe Wild Bride (Kneehigh), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens), Dead Dog in a Suitcase & Other Love Songs (Kneehigh), Romeo and Juliet(Rose Theatre, Kingston), The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh), The Grinning Man(Bristol Old Vic), The Strada (UK Tour & The Other Palace). Her film credits include: Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood and W.E. directed by Madonna. Television includes: Outlander (Amazon), Money (BBC Two). Radio includes the title role in Amy Dorrit (BBC Radio).

Chris Jared’s theatre includes: 946 US Tour (Headlong), Duchess Of Malfi (Nottingham Playhouse), 946 (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Late Henry Moss (Southwark Playhouse), Cyrano De Bergerac (Northern Stage/Royal and Derngate), Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales), Taming Of The Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet(Royal Shakespeare Company), A Letter From Shakespeare (Wales Theatre Company), Late At Tate (Pop Up Theatre Event), Revenger’s Tragedy (Independent Productions), Coriolanius(National Theatre Wales), Emperor and Galilean(National Theatre), Marathon (Wales Graduate Theatre Company), Much Ado About Nothing(Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Three Sisters (Manchester Royal Exchange). His screen credits include: Agatha Raisin (Mammoth),Robin Hood (Merry Men Films Ltd) and Limbo (Jen X Films).

With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman.

When the UK tour concludes in September 2019 Amélie The Musical will tour internationally, with dates to be announced.