★★★★ | Amélie the Musical – “Audrey Brisson is perfectly cast in the role of Amélie”

Where: The New Wimbledon Theatre

Review date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

About the Show: 

Amélie is the story of a young woman who 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. This musical tale set in Paris has music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas.

Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…

Encore Rating Factor:

Standing Ovation: ★★★☆☆
Ensemble: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★☆

Our thoughts: 

Amélie the Musical with music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas is one of the most sophisticated tours I have seen!

The innovative design created by Madeleine Girling quickly transports us to Paris and the mischievous world of Amélie, seamlessly moving between train stations and coffee shops.

Audrey Brisson is perfectly cast in the title role combining quirkiness and sarcasm together, her vocals throughout the show are effortless. Danny Mac as the loveable artist Nino Quincampoix has a great connection with the Audrey throughout the show. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance of When The Booth Goes Bright.

Amélie the Musical is an actor muso show where the ensemble has a constant presence within the production. This adds a lovely dynamic to the piece that helps keep the narrative moving. All of the cast on stage give an excellent performance.

This production is directed by Michael Fentiman with movement direction by Tom Jackson Greaves. The direction and movement are intertwined seamlessly creating a whimsical world of hustle and bustle, yet moments of peace and stillness within the show.

Amélie the Musical is about to embark on a UK tour and truly is an lovely evening at the theatre. This show reminds us to enjoy the simple things in life and be kind to others. To remember that dreaming and imagining never stops and to always pursue your dreams.

As the line goes “Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in…”

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