Amelie UK Tour

Based on the award-winning 2001 film, the UK premiere of Amelie the musical will open at the Watermill Theatre Newbury in 2019 prior to touring. The Amelie UK Tour commences in Wimbledon in May 2019.

Amelie UK Tour Amelie the musical

The UK premiere of Amelie the musical has been announced for the Watermill Theatre Newbury from 11 April to 18 May 2019.

With music by Hem’s Daniel Messe, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messe 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.

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…

Michael Fentiman said, “As a theatre maker, staging Amélie as a musical is one of those exciting, terrifying challenges, that you absolutely cannot turn down. It is a gentle, magical and uncynically joyous piece – that takes its audience on a surreal flight of fancy, into the mind of an extraordinary young woman, Amélie Poulain. It’s going to be a huge pleasure to open the show at the beautiful Watermill Theatre before then taking our extremely talented actor-musician cast around the UK.

The original film, Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain, was released in 2001, starring Audrey Tatou 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.

The Amelie UK Tour is produced by Hartshorn-Hook Productions, Selladoor Productions, The Watermill Theatre and Broadway Asia.

Casting is to be announced.

AMELIE UK TOUR

11 April – 18 May 2019
Watermill Theatre, Newbury
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22 – 25 May 2019
New Wimbledon Theatre
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3 – 8 June 2019
Exeter Northcott Theatre
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10 – 15 June 2019
Wycombe Swan Theatre
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17 – 22 June 2019
New Theatre Oxford
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24 – 29 June 2019
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
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1 – 6 July 2019
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
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8 – 13 July 2019
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
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22 – 27 July 2019
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
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19 – 24 August 2019
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
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26 – 31 August 2019
Victoria Theatre Woking
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