Perhaps best known to UK theatre-goers for her roles in The Grinning Man and La Strada, French-Canadian actress Audrey Brisson has been cast as the iconic Amélie Poulain in the musical stage adaptation of Amélie The Musical, beginning a UK tour in April 2019 at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Are you feeling romantic?
Telling the story of the imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, Amélie The Musical will tour the UK in a vibrant, re-conception of the production with new orchestrations. The production will open with a press night on 17 April 2019 at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury.
Audrey 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!)”
With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the 2001 five-time Oscar-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman.
Amélie The Musical premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in September 2015. The musical had a short run on Broadway from March to May 2017. When the UK tour concludes in August 2019, the musical will tour internationally, with dates to be announced.