The U.K. premiere of Michel Legrand’s Amour will end its run June 8 after playing 45 performances at the Charing Cross Theatre. The production, which opened May 8, was announced to run through July 20.
Leading the company are Gary Tushaw (Charing Cross’ Ragtime) as Dusoleil, Anna O’Byrne (The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies) as Isabelle, and Alasdair Harvey as the Prosecutor. Hannah Chissick directs.
Inspired by Marcel Aymé’s short story Le Passe-Muraille and featuring English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert), the musical follows a civil servant who, upon learning he can walk through walls, leads a double life as a Robin Hood-esque figure and sets out to woo Isabelle, who is locked away by her controlling husband.
Rounding out the company are Elissa Churchill, Claire Machin, Keith Ramsay, Steven Serlin, Alistair So, and Daniel Stockton, plus understudies Laura Barnard and Jack Reitman.
The staging features choreography by Matt Cole, sets and costumes by Adrian Gee, lighting design by Rob Halliday, and sound design by Andrew Johnson. Jordan Li-Smith serves as music director.