Danny Mac has joined the cast of Amélie The Musical.
He will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix from 22nd May. The role of Nino will be played by Chris Jared during performances at The Watermill Theatre ahead of the show’s UK tour.
Mac will star opposite French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson who plays Amélie Poulain.
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…
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 & 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 & Birthday Bash – Royal Shakespeare Company, 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).
Amélie The Musical features music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas. It is based on the film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, and 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.