How are preparations going for Amour? Loveable theatre dogs & first-listen video

16 Apr
Author: Staff
Amour preparations at Charing Cross Theatre

We love these snapshots of activity as we count down to the much-anticipated UK premiere of the late, great Michel Legrand's AMOUR. Did you know that the Charing Cross has a theatre pug?! Plus, have you watched Anna O'Bryne's first-listen video yet? Or entered our competition?

AMOUR, a musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self-belief, runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 8 May and a post-show Q&A chaired by Faves founder Terri Paddock on Monday 13 May.

In 1950 Paris, a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil, lives alone and works diligently in a dreary office. To pass the time, he writes letters to his mother and daydreams about the beautiful Isabelle, who is kept locked away by her controlling husband. When Dusoleil miraculously gains the ability to walk through walls, he not only begins to lead a double life, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor to right the wrongs of his war-impoverished Parisian neighbours, but also gains the self-confidence to woo Isabelle and, just for a while, live the life he has always longed for.

Gary Tushaw is Dusoleil, Anna O’Byrne is Isabelle and Alasdair Harvey is the Prosecutor, Isabelle’s controlling husband. They're joined in the cast by Elissa Churchill, Claire MachinKeith RamsaySteven Serlin, Alistair So and Daniel Stockton, with understudies Laura Barnard and Jack Reitman.

AMOUR has music by multi-award-winning Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Jeremy Sams. The UK premiere is directed by Hannah Chissick and designed by Adrian Gee, with choreography by Matt Cole, lighting by Rob Halliday, sound by Andrew Johnson and musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith. It's produced by Danielle Tarento.

AMOUR runs from 2 May to 20 July 2019 at Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Wednesdays at 2.30pm and Saturdays at 3pm. Tickets are priced £22.50-£32.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

First-listen video

Anna O'Byrne sings "Somebody" from the musical. Also, see more photos from rehearsals in the gallery on the show's StageFaves page.


Gary Tushaw gens up for his role.


Enter to win one of five pairs of AMOUR tickets by Monday 6 May 2019, including a chance to attend the evening of the post-show Q&A chaired by Faves founder Terri Paddock with director Hannah Chissick and the stars on Monday 13 May.