Bridget Jones and orchestra really is a date for your diary
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.