Last Updated on 10th September 2021
Amélie The Musical will close at the Criterion Theatre, London on 25 September. Book now for the final weeks of the show.
Following its opening at the Watermill Theatre, a critically acclaimed sell-out tour in 2019, a highly successful Christmas season at The Other Palace in 2019, a Grammy nomination and 3 Olivier Award nominations, Amélie The Musical has just weeks left of its hugely successful West End season at the Criterion Theatre, and must finish on 25 September. Book Amélie tickets here.
Seen by over 100,000 people now across the UK, the production has enjoyed huge critical and public acclaim, and the producers are planning future life for the show in the UK and internationally -with plans to be announced later this autumn.
The cast of Amélie The Musical will be appearing at West End Live on Sunday 19 September at 12.3opm.
Olivier-nominee Audrey Brisson (The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles (National Theatre), The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh), and The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic)), created the role of ‘Amélie’ at The Watermill, and has remained with the show in all its incarnations since 2019.
Audrey Brisson said, “Amelie has been a real beacon of faith and hope to all of us who sometimes struggle to put ourselves out there amongst people. As we near the end of this run, I cannot help but feel lucky to have been part of this wonderful show as we reopened the West End. What better story to tell, now, than that of people learning how to reconnect with one another?”
Amélie 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. Experience this beautiful story and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who discovers her voice, uncovers the power of human connection and sees possibility around every corner.
The five – time Oscar®-nominated film has been brought to life by a cast of actor-musicians and set to a critically acclaimed re-orchestrated score. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, is directed by Michael Fentiman.
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, CEO and CCO of Hartshorn-Hook Productions, said, “Bringing this production back over the summer has been an incredible journey, thanks to the phenomenal strength of cast, crew, creative team, our co and associate producers and investors, and the Criterion Theatre. It has been a real honour to open our doors and allow audiences to fall in love with such a delightful, mischievous and above all heart-warming show. A huge thank you to all those who have joined us and those still to come over these final weeks”
The West End cast includes Sioned Saunders as ‘Gina’ (Camelot– The Watermill, Made in Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Flora Spencer-Longhurst as ‘Georgette’ / ‘Sylvie’ (Once – Phoenix Theatre, The Real Thing– Rose Theatre Kingston), Rachel Dawson as ‘Amandine’ / ‘Philomene’ (The Jungle Book – UK Tour, A Little Night Music – The Watermill), Oliver Grant as ‘Lucien’ / ‘Mysterious Man’ (War Horse – UK Tour, Twelfth Night – Chichester Festival Theatre), Chris Jared as ‘Nino Quincampoix’ (946: the Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Shakespeare’s Globe, The Duchess of Malfi – Nottingham Playhouse), Caolan McCarthy as ‘Hippolito’ / ‘Elton John’ (The Plough and the Stars – NT, The Beggar’s Opera/Alice in Wonderland – Storyhouse), Samuel Morgan-Grahame as ‘Joseph’ / ‘Fluffy’ (Sister Act – UK Tour, All My Sons – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Kate Robson-Stuart as ‘Suzanne’ (Crazy For You – UK Tour, Untold Stories – Watermill Theatre), Jack Quarton as ‘Blind Beggar’ (Assassins – The Watermill, Wonderland – Nottingham Playhouse), Jez Unwin as Raphael / Bretodeau (Oliver – Leicester Curve, Once – Phoenix Theatre) and Johnson Willis as Collignon / Dufayel (Harold and Maude – Charing Cross Theatre, Dido Queen of Carthage & Salome – RSC Swan), Nuwan Hugh Perera as ‘Jean-Yves’, Miiya Alexandra as ‘Delphine’, Robyn Sinclair as ‘Cecile’ and Matthew James Hinchliffe as ‘Raymond’.