Amélie The Musical will play London’s The Other Palace this Christmas and New Year, it’s been announced.
Amélie is currently undertaking a UK tour after premiering at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury.
Talented French-Canadian actress Audrey Brisson plays the title role in the production, which has been receiving rave reviews.
Following the tour – which concludes in October – Amélie will transfer to London and run at The Other Palace from 29 November 2019 to 1 February 2020.
Alongside Brisson, the cast will feature Sophie Crawford as ‘Gina’, Faoileann Cunningham as ‘Georgette’ / ‘Sylvie’, Rachel Dawson as ‘Andamine’ / ‘Philomene’, Oliver Grant as ‘Lucien’ / ‘Mysterious Man’, Chris Jared as ‘Nino Quincampoix’, Caolan McCarthy as ‘Hippolito’ / ‘Elton John’, Samuel Morgan-Grahame as ‘Joseph’ / ‘Fluffy’, Emma Jane Morgan as ‘Delphine’, Kate Robson-Stuart as ‘Suzanne’, Josh Sneesby as ‘Blind Beggar’, Jez Unwin as Raphael / Bretodeau and Johnson Willis as Collignon / Dufayel.
Based on the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas.
It tells the story of a shy waitress living in Paris who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her.
The production is directed by Michael Fentiman who said: “I really hope London audiences will be enchanted by our little Parisian Tale. The show was originally created in the beautiful and inspiring Watermill Theatre, with some of the most skilled performers and creatives I have ever had the privilege to work with.
“We are led by the wonderful Audrey Brisson, who (I am sure you will agree) was born to play the role of ‘Amelie’. Amelie is a show about making connections, the simple acts of kindness that pull people closer, not further apart… In such divisive times, we all need a little piece of Amelie.”
Following its stay in London, Amélie will tour internationally with dates to be confirmed.
The musical adaptation premiered in 2015 in Berkeley with Samantha Barks in the title role, before transferring to Broadway in 2017 with Phillipa Soo.