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'Love Actually' to tour live in concert with a full orchestra

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Christmas rom-com Love Actually is set to screen later this year across the UK with a live orchestra performing composer Craig Armstrong’s score.

The 2003 film, which stars Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley, among others, follows a group of interlinked individuals and their love lives during the festive season.

Following previous tours, the film is set to hit the road once again this winter, starting on December 2 in Bath before hitting a number of stops including Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, London and Manchester, later concluding on December 15 in Birmingham.

Tickets for the concert series begin at £29.50 across all dates bar London, which begin at £35.50, and are available for pre-order on Ticketmaster from this Wednesday, March 10, and general sale this Friday, March 12.

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Aged 13 in Christmas romcom spectacular ‘Love Actually’. Credit: Alamy

The full dates are below:


Thursday 2 – Bath Forum
Friday 3 – Poole Lighthouse
Sunday 5 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Monday 6 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tuesday 7 – Sheffield City Hall
Wednesday 8 – York Barbican
Thursday 9 – Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday 11 – London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 12 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Monday 13 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday 14 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wednesday 15 – Birmingham Symphony Hall

In other Love Actually news, director Richard Curtis revealed to NME back in 2019 what he would change about the film.

“That’s a really difficult question,” he said. “I think the naked people should be wearing more clothes.”

Back in 2017, meanwhile, a special 10-minute sequel for Red Nose Day was released, which saw cast members including Bill Nighy, Knightley, Liam Neeson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson and Martine McCutcheon all return.

However, the likes of Martin Freeman, Laura Linney and Rodrigo Santoro did not reprise their roles.

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