Amélie The Musical producers have teased future plans ahead of the show ending its West End run.
The Grammy and Olivier Award-nominated show will close at London’s Criterion Theatre on 25 September.
Based on the 2001 French film Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, Amélie The Musical first premiered at the Watermill Theatre in 2019 before embarking on a UK tour and run at The Other Palace. The production transferred to the West End for a limited season in May.
Seen by over 100,000 people now across the UK, the production has enjoyed huge critical and public acclaim, and the producers are planning future life for the show in the UK and internationally – with plans to be announced later this autumn.
Olivier-nominee Audrey Brisson created the title role at The Watermill, and has remained with the show in all its incarnations since 2019.
Audrey Brisson said: “Amelie has been a real beacon of faith and hope to all of us who sometimes struggle to put ourselves out there amongst people. As we near the end of this run, I cannot help but feel lucky to have been part of this wonderful show as we reopened the West End. What better story to tell, now, than that of people learning how to reconnect with one another?”
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, CEO and CCO of Hartshorn-Hook Productions, added: “Bringing this production back over the summer has been an incredible journey, thanks to the phenomenal strength of cast, crew, creative team, our co and associate producers and investors, and the Criterion Theatre.
“It has been a real honour to open our doors and allow audiences to fall in love with such a delightful, mischievous and above all heart-warming show. A huge thank you to all those who have joined us and those still to come over these final weeks.”
The musical features music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas with direction by Michael Fentiman.
Amélie secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness discovering the possibilities around every corner and bringing happiness to those she encounters. When a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.
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