Musical fantasy Amour will receive its UK professional premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in London this May.
The production will run from Thursday 2nd May to Saturday 20th July 2019 and casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
Amour has music by multi award-winning Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert). It is adapted from the 1943 short story Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé, and opened on Broadway in 2002. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Michel Legrand passed away on 26th January 2019 at the age of 86.
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.”
The creative team for Amour includes director Hannah Chissick choreographer Matt Cole, production Designer Adrian Gee, lighting designer Rob Halliday, sound designer Andrew Johnson, musical director Jordan Li-Smith and producer/casting director Danielle Tarento.
For more information and to book tickets visit https://tarento.net/.