Full casting has now been announced for Amelie The Musical as the critically acclaimed production comes to Manchester Opera House in August.
Audrey Brisson had previously been announced for the title role of Amelie Poulain. Now West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing contestant and television actor Danny Mac has joined the production.
This beloved story of an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, in a vibrant, re-conception with new orchestrations, opened at the Watermill in Newbury in April this year, and has garnered critical and public acclaim, leading to a sell-out season. It will tour the UK until October 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 began his performing career at an early age with Cameron Mackintosh’s tour of Les Miserables. He later reprised the role a year later in the West End. He has also appear in 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).
The full cast also includes Sophie Crawford as Gina; Faoileann Cunningham as Georgette/Sylvie; Rachel Dawson as Andamine/Philomene; Oliver Grant as Lucien/Mysterious Man; Nuwan Hugh Perera as Jean-Yves; Chris Jared as Raymond; Charley Magalit as Cecile; Caolan McCarthy as Hippolito/Elton John; Samuel Morgan-Grahame as Joseph/Fluffy; Emma Jane Morgan as Delphine; Kate Robson-Stuart as Suzanne; Josh Sneesby as Blind Beggar; Jez Unwin as Raphael/Bretodeau; and Johnson Willis as Collignon/Dufayel.
When does Amelie The Musical run at Manchester Opera House?
Amelie The Musical runs at Manchester Opera House from 6 August until 10 August 2019.
Amelie The Musical comes to Manchester Opera House – image courtesy Pamela Raith Photography