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Amélie the Musical

20 May to 25 Sep 2021

Criterion Theatre

The much loved five - time Oscar®-nominated film is brought to life by a cast of astonishingly talented actor-musicians and set to a critically acclaimed re-orchestrated score.
Amélie the Musical at the Criterion Theatre

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Times are hard for dreamers but Amélie is someone to believe in.

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour in 2019, a Grammy nomination and 3 Olivier Award nominations, Amélie The Musical arrives in the heart of the West End.

The much loved five - time Oscar®-nominated film is brought to life by a cast of astonishingly talented actor-musicians and set to a critically acclaimed re-orchestrated score.

Amélie, played by the delightful, Olivier Award nominated Audrey Brisson (The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles (National Theatre), The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic), secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness discovering the possibilities around every corner and bringing happiness to those she encounters.

When a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she'll have to risk everything and say what's in her heart.

Experience this beautiful story and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who discovers her voice, uncovers the power of human connection and sees possibility around every corner.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 12+ (contains adult themes)

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Postal address:
218-223 Piccadilly
London SW1Y 4XA

Box office tel: 0844 847 1778

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Previews from:Thursday 20 May 2021

Closes:Saturday 25 September 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins


From £15

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Amelie - Audrey Brisson

Nino - Chris Jared

Lucien / Mysterious Man - Oliver Grant

Collignon / Dufayel - Johnson Willis

Raphael / Bretodeau - Jez Unwin

Amandine / Philomene - Rachel Dawson

Joseph / Fluffy - Samuel Morgan-grahame

Georgette / Sylvie - Flora Spencer-longhurst

Hippolito / Elton John - Caolan Mccarthy

Suzanne - Kate Robson-stuart

Blind Beggar - Jack Quarton

Gina - Sioned Saunders

Ensemble - Nuwan Hugh Perera

Ensemble - Matthew James Hinchliffe

Ensemble - Miiya Alexandra

Ensemble - Robyn Sinclair


Author: Craig Lucas (based on the motion picture written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant)
Composer: Daniel Messé
Lyricist:  Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé
Director: Michael Fentiman
Designer: Madeleine Girling
Musical direction: Samuel Wilson
Lighting: Elliot Griggs
Sound: Tom Marshall
Movement: Tom Jackson Greaves
Puppetry: Dik Downey
Production: Hartshorn - Hook Productions, Broadway Asia International and Selladoor Worldwide in association with The Watermill Theatre, Piers Cottee-Jones Entertainment, Just Entertainment and Concord Theatricals


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