REVIEW: The Grinning Man, Bristol Old Vic (Online)

This gothic fairytale may have plenty of darkness about it but has also a thread of compassion and love that runs through it beautifully. Based on Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs, this British musical first premiered at the Bristol Old Vic as part of its 250th anniversary season – before heading to London’s Trafalgar… Read More

REVIEW: Amélie The Musical, Original London Cast Recording

This charmingly quirky musical is captured wonderfully on this newly released cast recording. Having already managed to charm audiences first at The Watermill theatre in Newbury before a UK tour that included a run at London’s The Other Palace Theatre, Amélie’s magic continues to cast a spell on this lovely sounding London Cast Recording. Featuring… Read More

NEWS: Amélie the Musical Cast Recording Release Date Announced

The musical, nominated for three Olivier Awards will release a cast recording next month. It has been announced that Amélie the Musical will be releasing its cast recording on the 5th June. The musical, based on the 2001  romantic comedy film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, originally ran at the Watermill Theatre before completing a UK tour… Read More

Review Round Up: Amelie the Musical, The Other Palace

Following a successful UK tour, the new musical based on the popular film arrives in London for a limited run. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. Culture Whisper: **** “But the overwhelming feeling is one of romance. Not so much nostalgia as ever-present melancholy, taking hold of the city and giving it visceral… Read More

REVIEW: Amelie, New Victoria Theatre

This new musical based on the film has a quiet charm about it that reflects the central character’s personality. Not since Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous have I felt so charmed, captivated and so emotionally invested in a musical through watching Michael Fentiman’s beautiful production of Amelie. Featuring a book by Craig Lucas, this stage adaptation… Read More

Interview With… Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac

We speak to Audrey Brisson and Danny Mac about the five-star musical adaptation of the hit film, Amélie, which follows a young woman with a gift for quietly bringing joy to those around her. What can you tell us about the show? Danny: It’s a show with a very simple meaning that I think we… Read More

NEWS: Initial Casting Announced for UK Premiere of Amelie the Musical

It has been announced that the French- Canadian actress Audrey  Brisson will be playing the role of Amélie Poulian in the UK premiere of the musical based on  the Oscar nominated film.  The production, which will open at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury on the 11th April, before embarking on a UK tour, will be directed by  Michael Fentiman. Audrey Brisson is set to play the title role that was originally played by  Audrey Tautou in the 2001 film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie… Read More