I saw the original short-lived production of Amélie, a musical version of the 2001 French film, when it premiered on Broadway in 2017 - and ran for just seven weeks. The review I wrote at the time described it as telling "a tenderly-drawn, small story, but it feels out of place amid the bombard and bigger effects that Broadway usually trades in"; it was "sweet and full of charm but it makes no lasting impression." Read more
A musical adaptation of the classic 2001 film Amélie is set to run in London at The Other Palace this Christmas, starring Audrey Brisson in the titular role.
The musical follows Amelie, a young woman who is able to influence the decisions and actions of those around her. It is based on the film by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, which was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
It features songs such as "Where Do We Go From Here", “Halfway”, “Times are Hard for Dreamers” and “The Girl with the Glass”.
Audrey Brisson stars as Amelie. Her previous credits include The Grinning Man, Kneehigh's Dead Dog in a Suitcase, and Jiminy Cricket in the National Theatre's production of Pinocchio.
On tour, the role of Nino was played by Danny Mac, however casting for this role at The Other Palace is yet to be confirmed.
Amelie runs at The Other Palace from 29th November.
Amelie tickets go on sale on Friday 12th July.