Amelie for Edinburgh

October 29, 2018 | By | Reply More

Amélie the Musical to play King’s

The UK premiere production of Amélie the Musical is set to tour to the Edinburgh King’s in June 2019 with dates at the Glasgow King’s in August 2019.

The show, based on the award-winning 2001 French film, will open at Newbury’s Watermill Theatre in April before embarking on a ten venue tour starting at the New Wimbledon Theatre in May and ending in Woking at the end of August.

Amelie-the-MusicalThe original romantic French comedy – full title Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain – starred Audrey Tautou as Amélie and was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant it was nominated for five Academy Awards.

It is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life which tells of shy waitress Amélie, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.



The musical adaptation  has a book by Craig Lucas with music by Hem’s Daniel Messe, who wrote the lyrics with Nathan Tysen. It premiered in Berkeley in 2015 and played Broadway for 56 performances – and 27 previews – in 2017.

The UK tour will be directed by Michael Fentiman, with casting to be announced. 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.”

Listing:

Amelie the Musical
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm.
Click here to book tickets online.

The original movie, Broadway cast recording of the musical adaptation and vocal selection are available on Amazon. Click images for details:

Amélie on tour 2019:
11 April – 18 May 2019 Newbury
Watermill Theatre
01635 46044 Buy tickets online
20 – 25 May 2019 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Buy tickets online
3 – 8 June 2019 Exeter
Northcott Theatre
01392 493493 Venue Website
10 – 15 June 2019 High Wycombe
Wycombe Swan
01494 512000 Venue Website
17 – 22 June 2019 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Buy tickets online
25 – 29 June 2019 Edinburgh
Kings Theatre
0131 529 6000 Buy tickets online
1 – 6 July 2019 Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Venue Website
9 – 13 July 2019 Leicester
Haymarket Theatre
0116 296 1236 Buy tickets online
22 – 27 July 2019 Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Buy tickets online
19 – 24 August 2019 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Buy tickets online
26 – 31 August 2019 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Venue Website

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