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Danny Mac joins cast of Amélie The Musical at New Wimbledon Theatre and on tour

Danny Mac. Photo credit: Joseph Sinclair.

Casting news

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 from May 22 to September 21, 2019. The role of Nino will be played by Chris Jared during performances at The Watermill Theatre (April 11 to May 18, 2019).

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. Press night will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, with a gala performance at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday, May 23, 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 BBC One’s flagship entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing 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).

Chris Jared’s many theatre includes: 946 US Tour (Headlong), The Duchess Of Malfi (Nottingham Playhouse), 946 (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Late Henry Moss (Southwark Playhouse), Cyrano De Bergerac (Northern Stage/Royal and Derngate), The Taming Of The Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company), Coriolanius (National Theatre Wales), Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), and Three Sisters (Manchester Royal Exchange).

His screen credits include: Agatha Raisin, Robin Hood and Limbo.

The full cast also includes Oliver Grant as Lucien/Mysterious Man (War Horse, UK Tour, Twelfth Night, Chichester Festival Theatre), Samuel Morgan-Grahame as Joseph/Fluffy (Sister Act, UK Tour, All My Sons, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Sioned Saunders as Gina (Sunshine on Leith, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sleeping Beauty, Watermill Theatre), Johnson Willis as Collignon/Dufayel (Harold and Maude, Charing Cross Theatre, Dido Queen of Carthage and Salome, RSC The Swan Theatre)…

…Caolan McCarthy as Hippolito/Elton John (The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre, The Beggar’s Opera/Alice in Wonderland, Storyhouse), Faoileann Cunningham as Georgette/Sylvia (Mary Stuart, Almeida, Ulysses, Abbey Theatre), Kate Robson-Stuart as Suzanne (Crazy For You, UK Tour, Untold Stories, Watermill Theatre), Josh Sneesby as Blind Beggar/Gnome (The Hypocrite and Birthday Bash, RSC, One Man, Two Guvnors, Adelphi Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket), Jez Unwin as Raphael/Bretodeau (Oliver!, Leicester Curve, Once, Phoenix Theatre) and Rachel Dawson as Andamine/Philomene (The Jungle Book, UK Tour, A Little Night Music, The Watermill).

The production will open at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury (April 11 to May 18, 2019) before touring to New Wimbledon Theatre (May 22 – 25), Dublin, Exeter, Wycombe, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bradford, Leicester, Birmingham, Malvern, Manchester, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Woking, Eastbourne and Inverness.

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

Image: Danny Mac. Photo credit: Joseph Sinclair.