The U.K. debut of Michel Legrand’s musical Amour (seen on Broadway in 2002) opens in London at the Charing Cross Theatre May 8 after beginning performances May 2.
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), Amour 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.
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. The production, directed by Hannah Chissick, runs through July 20.
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Production Photos: Amour in London
Rounding out the company of Amour are Elissa Churchill, Claire Machin, Keith Ramsay, Steven Serlin, Alistair So, and Daniel Stockton, plus understudies Laura Barnard, and Jack Reitman.
The production, under the direction of Hannah Chissick, will feature 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.