Brid­get Jones and orches­tra re­ally is a date for your di­ary

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

THE ul­ti­mate chick flick is be­ing brought back to the big screen like never be­fore – com­plete with a full orches­tra.

Brid­get Jones’s Di­ary will be screened at Manch­ester’s Bridge­wa­ter Hall as part of a na­tion­wide tour in Novem­ber, with a 60-piece orches­tra bring­ing its score to life.

Based on the novel of the same name by He­len Field­ing, the film adap­ta­tion star­ring Renée Zell­weger fol­lows neu­rotic 32-year-old Brid­get as she chron­i­cles a year of dat­ing dis­as­ters, in­clud­ing a love tri­an­gle with her boss (Hugh Grant) and a dis­agree­able ac­quain­tance (Colin Firth).

Di­rected by Sharon Maguire, the film was re­leased in 2001 and has grossed more than £200m world­wide, as well as earn­ing Zell­weger an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for Best Ac­tress.

Brid­get Jones’s Di­ary also spawned two se­quels: 2004’s Brid­get Jones: The Edge of Rea­son, and 2016’s Brid­get Jones’s Baby.

The score was com­posed by the renowned Pa­trick Doyle, who has also com­posed mu­sic for block­busters in­clud­ing Harry Pot­ter and the Goblet of Fire and Thor.

Be­gin­ning in Glas­gow on Novem­ber 2, the or­ches­tral tour will then take in Ed­in­burgh, Lon­don and Birm­ing­ham be­fore fin­ish­ing up in Manch­ester on Novem­ber 6.

Tick­ets are priced from £29.50 and £65 and go on sale to­mor­row. Visit Tick­et­mas­ter to book.

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