Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson will star in the West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical.
The highly anticipated musical will see Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac play ‘Edward’ alongside Olivier Award nominee Aimie Atkinson in the role of ‘Vivian’.
Danny Mac is currently starring in the West End production of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre; his theatre credits include Wicked (Apollo Theatre), Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), On the Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Sunset Boulevard (UK tour).
Winner of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Award Aimie Atkinson was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in the smash-hit production of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre in London. Her other credits include Daniela in In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre), Serena in Legally Blonde (Kilworth House), Chloe in Never Forget – The Take That Musical and Luisa in Zorro The Musical, both on national tour.
The smash-hit production based on the iconic film starring Julia Robert and Richard Gere is brought to the stage by director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde The Musical), with songs by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
Producer Paula Wagner said today “After an extensive search, we have found our ideal Vivian and Edward! Their talent and undeniable charisma will take Pretty Woman: The Musical to new iconic heights. When I met Aimie, I was completely captivated by her wit, warmth and dynamic presence. Danny, has all the great qualities of a leading man and will make the perfect Edward. I can’t wait to see these two power-house talents together on stage”.
Director and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell said today “When I first saw Aimie I knew I wanted to work with her. Her star quality, attack and voice in SIX leapt off the stage. I have wanted to work with the very talented Danny Mac for ages. His voice is perfectly suited for Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance’s romantic score”.
Pretty Woman: The Musical premiered at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it ran at the Nederlander Theatre starring Samantha Barks and Andy Karl. It was just announced Barks has been cast as Elsa in the West End production of Frozen.
The musical tells the story of a high-powered business man and escort who, despite the odds fall in love. The film grossed over
Pretty Woman: The Musical is booking from 14 February 2020 until 2 January 2021 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.
Pretty Woman: The Musical Tickets are now available.