Wednesday, December 11

Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac to star in Pretty Woman Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical will star Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac when it plays in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre from 13th  February 2020.

Atkinson will play Vivian – the role originated in the film by Julia Roberts – and Mac will play Edward  - the Richard Gere role. Full casting for the show will be announced soon.  You can see a video of the two leads here

Aimie Atkinson was in the original West End cast of the hit musical Six at the Arts Theatre and was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance. Her other credits include Daniela in In the Heights at King's Cross Theatre, Serena in Legally Blonde at Kilworth House and Chloe in Never Forget - The Take That Musical and Luisa in Zorro The Musical, both on national tour. Aimie is also the winner of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Award.

Danny Mac can currently be seen as Bob Wallace in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre in the West End. His many other theatre credits include Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard and Nino in Amelie, both on national tour, Gabey in On The Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and the West End productions of Wicked and Legally Blonde. Danny captured the nation's hearts and received overwhelming support during his incredible time on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, making it all the way to the final.

Producer Paula Wagner said today After an extensive search, we have found our ideal Vivian and Edward! 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 presenceDanny, 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.

The show will be directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). He  commented on the West End casting: "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. Together, Aimie and Danny will make the West End production of Pretty Woman: The Musical sizzle, and with them we'll all be falling in love again with Garry Marshall and J F Lawton's romantic story."

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