Amélie The Musical – the critically-acclaimed new UK musical stage show based on the five-time Oscar®-nominated film is coming to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford this July.
West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac plays the sweet daydreamer ‘Nino Quincampoix’ with French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as ‘Amélie Poulain’.
The beloved story of Amélie, an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, is a vibrant re-conception of the film with new orchestrations which has garnered critical and public acclaim and five-star reviews from the national press since its gala performance earlier this year.
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 and The 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).
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, has been directed by Michael Fentiman.
‘A Magical and emotional triumph’ The Guardian ****
‘The perfect production of a delicious musical’ What’s On Stage *****
‘Breathtaking … ravishingly romantic. Pure Heaven.’ Sunday Express *****