Charing Cross Theatre will present the UK premiere of the Tony nominated musical.
Michel Legrand’s fantasy musical is set to play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 2nd May until the 20th July, directed by Hannah Chissick.
Paris, 1950 – 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.
As well as music by Michel Legrand, the musical features English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert) and was adapted from the 1943 short story Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé. It opened on Broadway in 2002 and went on to be nominated for five Tony awards including Best Musical.
While casting for the production has yet to be confirmed, the creative team for the production includes director Hannah Chissick, choreographer Matt Cole, production designer Adrian Gee, lighting designer Rob Halliday and sound designer Andrew Johnson.
Producer Danielle Tarento said “Whilst I am so delighted to be producing this beautiful show, there is a tinge of sadness that Michel never got to see Amour in London, something that he sorely wanted. I hope the production serves as a fitting tribute to this extraordinary man.”
Amour will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 2nd May until the 20th July.