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Liverpool Playhouse to host Amelie and Little Miss Sunshine

The Liverpool Playhouse will host two charming new touring musicals this autumn.

Little Miss Sunshine will drive in to town from September 24-28, and Amélie will be at the Williamson Square theatre from October 14-19.

The two uplifting and quirky musicals, which are based on hit films, are being produced by Selladoor Worldwide, the company which was founded by two LIPA graduates – David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree – over a decade ago.

Little Miss Sunshine, which will feature Mark Moraghan in the cast, follows the Hoover family on their bumpy journey through life.

Young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile in to their rickety yellow camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they?

Little Miss Sunshine. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Meanwhile Amélie, starring Audrey Brisson, is a magical tale of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind.

Amélie secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness which bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, she realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

The musical reunites the team of musical director George Francis and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves who also worked on the Everyman Rep 2018 season.

Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, said: “Our audiences have loved musical productions from Fiddler on the Roof to our current critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd. We’re thrilled to announce that next season we will be bringing them two new additions to the musical theatre canon.”

Tickets for both shows are on sale from the website HERE.

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