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, a musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self belief, has music by multi award-winning Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert). Adapted from the 1943 short story Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé, AMOUR opened on Broadway in 2002 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Cast to be announced.
Creative team: Director Hannah Chissick, Choreographer Matt Cole, Production Designer Adrian Gee, Lighting Designer Rob Halliday, Sound Designer Andrew Johnson, Musical Director Jordan Li-Smith, Producer & Casting Director Danielle Tarento
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates02 May - 8 June 2019.
Latecomers may not be admitted, and there is no readmittance once the performance has started.
Venue InformationCharing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
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First Climate Change Festival in London to be held in spring 2020 at the Charing Cross Theatre
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17 Jan, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Michel Legrand's Amour to end its Off-West End run early at the Charing Cross Theatre
The London premiere of Amour The Musical, which opened in early May at the Charing Cross Theatre to rave reviews, will be closing a month earlier than anticipated, it has been confirmed. Amour is directed by Hannah Chissick, who is behind the Theatr Clwyd production of Aladdin.
28 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Broadway / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Alasdair Harvey, Anna O’Byrne, and Gary Tushaw to star in UK premiere of Amour at the Charing Cross Theatre
Love is in the air this summer...
Following an initial announcement made around Valentine's Day, casting has now been announced for the hit Broadway musical, Amour, which is set to transfer to London's Charing Cross Theatre following overwhelming success on Broadway. The show opens on 2 May 2019 for a limited run and is booking until 20 July 2019.
1 Apr, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Broadway / New Shows + Transfers
Michel Legrand’s musical Amour to receive its UK premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre
Michel Legrand’s Tony Award-nominated fantasy musical Amour is set to make its highly anticipated UK premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre come May. The show’s original French libretto was penned by Didier Van Cauwelaert and was translated into English by British theatre director Jeremy Sams for the original 2002 Broadway production.
7 Feb, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels