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Paris, 1950 - a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil, lives alone and works diligently in a dreary office.

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Paris, 1950 - a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil, lives alone and works diligently in a dreary office.

To pass the time, he writes letters to his mother and daydreams about the beautiful Isabelle, who is kept locked away by her controlling husband. When Dusoleil miraculously gains the ability to walk through walls, he not only begins to lead a double life, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor to right the wrongs of his war-impoverished Parisian neighbours, but also gains the self-confidence to woo Isabelle and, just for a while, live the life he has always longed for.

AMOUR, a musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self belief, has music by multi award-winning Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert). Adapted from the 1943 short story Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé, AMOUR opened on Broadway in 2002 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Critic reviews

Its fabulous tale, its luscious music, its clever lyrics all delivered with such understated verve, is exactly what's needed. Literally delightful

· Broadway World

The show may be about a man walking through walls, but I was walking through air as I left the theatre

· London Theatre

This truly is a show lovingly created for our times. In dark moments, we all need to escape the walls of the real world. Amour offers us this and so much more. Take a chance and dare to cross over and join them

· Musical Theatre Review

I’d recommend this as an evening of many sweet pleasures but head elsewhere if your craving emotional or intellectual engagement

· London Box Office

Although I can see how it would fall flat on Broadway, its Gallic charms work wonders in this intimate space

· Time Out

Irresistibly charming chamber musical by the late Michel Legrand

· The Stage

An absolute baked camembert of a show: gooey, obvious, and totally basic – but ultimately good for the soul

· WhatsOnStage

An enchanting love letter to anyone who has ever dared to dream

· Theatre Weekly

It’s a pity because – for all the witty rhyming couplets, heart-tugging chord changes and inventive staging – the show struggles to engage emotionally

· The Guardian

The musical adaptation of Marcel Aymé’s book “The Man Who Walks Through Walls” was sadly as solid and warming as its subject matter

· Everything Theatre
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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 2 May - Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm

Venue

The Arches, Villiers Street WC2N 6NL London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
Photo by Scott Rylander
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