Thursday, February 14

Initial casting announced for tour of Amelie the Musical

The first casting has just been announced for the UK premiere of the musical Amélie, which opens at Newbury in April.

Audrey Brisson, who  previously starred in Pinocchio at the National Theatre as well as the UK tours of La Strada and The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, will play the title role in the show, with further casting to be announced.

Based on the five-time Oscar-nominated 2001 film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant which starred Audrey Tautou, the musical was first staged in California in 2015 before running on Broadway. It tells the story of Amélie Poulain, a Parisian woman who improvises small acts of kindness and falls for a strange man.

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. translation:  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!)"

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