Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac has been confirmed to join the UK tour of Amélie The Musical.

Danny Mac will join the previously announced French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amélie Poulain. The actor will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix on the UK tour from 22 May.

The role of Nino will be played by Chris Jared during performances at The Watermill Theatre.

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).

Amélie The Musical is a 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.

About the show:

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…

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