Amelie

Amelie

The Other Palace · 29 NOV - 01 FEB

After phenomenal demand following the sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre and captivating audiences across the UK, Amélie The Musical is coming to the West End.

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28 November 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“This musical adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 movie was not a hit on Broadway, but this re-worked version captured hearts when it premiered at the Watermill in Newbury earlier this year. Let’s hope the charm and elegance of the production survives the upping of scale necessary for the transfer to the Other Palace. The story of a lonely young woman who tries to spread a little happiness in 1990s Paris, it may sound like its appeal is limited to the theatrically sweet-toothed. But many of the reviews praised it for the pleasure it gave without sending audiences into a diabetic coma.”

Overview

The much loved five–time Oscar®-nominated film is brought to life by a cast of remarkably talented actor-musicians and set to a critically acclaimed re-orchestrated score.

Amélie, played by the delightful Audrey Brisson (The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles at National Theatre, The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic), 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.

Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in.

Critic reviews

A charming, silly delight for when the world feels merde

Evening Standard

This musical version of the beloved French film isn’t deep, but it is fun

Time Out

A wonderfully wistful evening

The Telegraph

An absolute must-see - and one of the best shows of the year by far

Broadway World

Clever staging and warm performances make this adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film a visual treat

The Guardian (Watermill Run)

Delightful, weird, and warm-hearted musical adaptation of the popular French film

The Stage (Watermill Run)

It's the perfect production of a delicious musical that audiences won't want to miss

WhatsOnStage (Watermill Run)

Utterly brilliant

London Box office

As it is, it’s touching and funny, a very pleasant evening’s entertainment

The Upcoming

As the imaginative, insular, charmingly strange and strangely charming Amélie, French-Canadian actor Audrey Brisson is clear-voiced and straight-backed

Exeunt

Enchantingly bizarre, charming throughout and sumptuously produced

Musical Theatre Review

Audrey Brisson is a charming delight

London Theatre

Date & time

Until 01 Feb
Fri 29 Nov - Sat 1 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA London, UK · Get Directions
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