Audrey is Amélie

February 21, 2019 | By | Reply More

Lead announced for Amélie The Musical

Audrey Brisson, the French-Canadian star of stage and screen has been confirmed to play the iconic altruist Amélie Poulain in Amélie The Musical touring to the Edinburgh King’s in June 2019 with dates at the Glasgow King’s in August.

The show is based on the award-winning 2001 French film and will open at Newbury’s Watermill Theatre in April before embarking on a UK tour starting at the New Wimbledon Theatre in May and reaching Inverness in September.

Audrey Brisson

Brisson will be taking on the role made famous by Audrey Tatou in the original movie Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain, which won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards in 2002, two BAFTAs, and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best foreign language film.

Released as Amélie in the UK, it was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, it tells of shy waitress Amélie, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.


Amélie The Musical was first staged at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in September 2015. The musical had a short run on Broadway from March to May 2017. It has music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas.

Amélie 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.

a chance at love

But when a chance at love comes her way, she 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…

Speaking of her casting, Brisson said: “Bonjour, je m’appelle Audrey Brisson et c’est avec un immense plaisir que je m’apprête à jouer le rôle d’Amelie Poulain.

“That is to say, I am really looking forward to sharing this journey filled with imagination and quirkiness that Amélie will concoct for us. Until then, à bientôt. (Have a raspberry on me!)”

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
28 May – 1 June 2019 Dublin
Gaiety Theatre
0818 719388 Buy tickets online
3 – 8 June 2019 Exeter 
Northcott Theatre
01392 493493 Buy tickets online
10 – 15 June 2019 High Wycombe 
Wycombe Swan
01494 512000 Buy tickets online
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 Buy tickets online
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
29 July – 3 August 2019 Malvern
Festival Theatre
01684 892277 Buy tickets online
5 – 10 August 2019 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Buy tickets online
12 – 17 August 2019 Bournemouth
Pavilion Theatre
0844 576 3000 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 Buy tickets online
9 – 14 September 2019 Eastbourne
Congress Theatre
01323 412000 Buy tickets online
17 – 21 September 2019 Inverness
Eden Court
01463 234234 Buy tickets online

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