Move over Love Island. If you want to witness a more genuine, enduring example of summer romance, then get yourself down to the Opera House next week – and indulge in the amorous splendour of Amelie The Musical. Based, of course, on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s five-time Oscar-nominated 2001 film, Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain , starring Audrey Tautou and Matthieu Kassovitz, Amelie has become a byword for cinephiles in thrall to French romance. Set in Montmartre, Paris, it tells the story of Amelie, a free-spirited girl helping others rather than herself, seemingly the result of unconventional parents who could never display their affection. However, when Amelie crosses paths with the mysterious Nino, a journey of discovery begins to find out who he is – and, as a result, who she is herself. Taking over $33 million in a limited theatrical release, it is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest … [Read more...] about Amelie The Musical comes to Manchester Opera House
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Celebrities will soon be slipping into glittery outfits as the new series of Strictly Come Dancing edges closer. In just over one month's time the cast of 2019 will take to the red carpet and be unveiled to fans and the media. The red carpet launch event will take place on August 26th and fans are being offered the chance to have free tickets to join the stars. All you have to do to win tickets is enter a random draw and you have until 10pm on August 5 to do it. The event will be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman and will give fans the first chance to see new judge Motsi Mabuse, who is the older singer of professional dancer Oti. She will replace Darcey Bussell in the panel after she decided to step down from the show. Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas will return to the series as will the likes of pro dancers Kevin Clifton, Anton du Beke, Janette Manrara, AJ Prtichard and Gorka Marquez. One professional dancer who won't be returning is Pasha Kovalev after … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2019 offer free tickets to fans
PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 July 2019 Andrew Clarke Will Young will be bringing his 2019 tour to the Ipswich Regent in October Photo: Steve Schofield Archant Pop superstar Will Young is enjoying a new sense of freedom and that is reflected in his new album and forthcoming tour, which includes a date at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich. Will Young and his new 'Lexicon look' . Will will be touring his new album to the Ipswich Regent. Photo: Steve SchofieldWill Young is a man of many parts: singer, stage-actor, film star and now he is about to go back out on the road to support his latest album Lexicon, his seventh studio album, which he says has been a labour of love - not a description he would apply to all his earlier efforts, most of which have entailed a fair degree of pain and soul searching to achieve in reality what he heard in his head.But, changes made in his personal and professional life mean that he is no longer having to second-guess what other people … [Read more...] about Have you got tickets to see original Pop Idol Will Young?
After almost 6,000 fans packed out Bonus Arena last month, the Strictly Professionals have announced they will be back for two more shows in 2020. Some of the best-loved professional dancers of the hit BBC show will be returning to the city centre venue on May 19 and 20, 2020. Tickets for both shows go on sale on June 21, from www.bonusarenahull.com or by calling call 0844 8440444. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. For hospitality options email [email protected] A spokesman for the tour said: “The 2019 tour was among the first shows announced for the Myton Street venue and proved to be hugely successful, selling out an evening show quickly resulting in the addition of a matinee performance. “In 2020, the show will return for two evening performances. “The two nights are part of a brand new 34-date UK tour that will start in Salford and finish up in Edinburgh. “The Strictly Come Dancing Professionals UK Tour … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing professionals tour returning to Hull
By Conor McParland A HOST of dance scene legends have been announced for the much-anticipated Féile an Phobail dance night this summer. The free event will take place on Thursday, August 8 in the Falls Park during the annual West Belfast festival – and the stampede for tickets has already begun. The line-up is made up of GENTECH, Eddie Halliwell, Mauro Picotto, Bryan Kearney, Zatax, Shugz and Darren Styles. GENTECH is a collaboration between Scottish DJ Mark Sherry and German DJ Scot Project. Eddie Halliwell from Wigan is a world dance legend, having held residencies at Goodgreef, Gatecrasher and Cream in Ibiza. He is also a former DJ of the Year and BBC Radio 1 resident DJ. World-renowned Italian DJ Mauro Picotto began his career back in 1984, and was crowned best DJ in Italy in 1989. Picotto has gone on to release over 600 productions and remixes, selling over six million copies worldwide with hits such as ‘Iguana’, ‘Komodo’ and the … [Read more...] about Line-up announced for Féile dance night