Amelie in the West End: rehearsal footage released for upcoming musical
Candid rehearsal photos have been posted for Amelie, being captured by multi-talented cast member Nuwan Hugh Perera.
Based on the film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the play has music by Daniel Messé de Hem, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé and a book by Craig Lucas. The adaptation is directed by Michael Fentiman.
Audrey Brisson will lead the series, with the full cast of 2021 West End revealed here. The play traces the romantic and social life of a reclusive but eccentric young woman in Paris in the 1990s. The cast’s new album was recently nominated for a Grammy.
Show designs are by Madeleine Girling, movement direction is Tom Jackson Greaves, music supervision and arrangements by Barnaby Race, puppet design and construction by Dik Downey, lighting design by Elliot Griggs and the musical direction, orchestrations and additional arrangements by Samuel Wilson. Tickets are on sale now.
The play will first be performed in front of an audience socially distant from the Criterion Theater “until social distancing is no longer a legal requirement.”