French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson is confirmed to play the iconic altruist Amélie Poulain in the UK’s first musical adaptation of the much-loved, five-time Oscar®-nominated film. Telling the story of the imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, Amélie The Musical will tour the UK in a vibrant, re-conception of the production with new orchestrations.
Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But 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. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…
Audrey Brisson’s theatre credits include: The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles (National Theatre), Midnight’s Pumpkin and The Wild Bride (Kneehigh), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens), Dead Dog in a Suitcase & Other Love Songs (Kneehigh), Romeo and Juliet (Rose Theatre, Kingston), The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh), The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic), The Strada (UK Tour & The Other Palace). Her film credits include: Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood and W.E. directed by Madonna. Television includes: Outlander (Amazon), Money (BBC Two). Radio includes the title role in Amy Dorrit (BBC Radio).
With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman.
The original film, Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain, was released in 2001, starring Audrey Tautou and Matthieu Kassovitz. Taking over $33 million in a limited theatrical release, it is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French film. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards in 2002 (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best foreign language film.
When the UK tour concludes in September 2019 Amélie The Musical will tour internationally, with dates to be announced.
TOUR DATES 2019
22 – 25 May New Wimbledon Theatre
28 May – 01 June Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
3 – 8 June Northcott Theatre, Exeter
10 – 15 June Wycombe Swan Theatre
17 – 22 June New Theatre, Oxford
25 – 29 June King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
1 – 6 July Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
8 – 13 July Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
22 – 27 July Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
29 July – 3 August Malvern Theatres, Malvern
5 – 10 August Manchester Opera House
12 – 17 August Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth
19 – 24 August King’s Theatre, Glasgow
26 – 31 August Victoria Theatre, Woking
9 – 14 September Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
17 – 21 September Eden Court, Inverness
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