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Closed June 8, 2019

This oddball magical realist French musical receives a genuinely enchanting London premiere

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UK Premiere

Michel Legrand's enchanting and fantastical musical, Amour, makes its long-awaited UK debut at the Charing Cross Theatre this May. Featuring a score by the famous composer, Amour tells the story of Dusoleil, an unassuming French civil servant who yearns for a more magical life. Directed by Hannah Chissick and Choreographed by Matt Cole, Amour is a musical about daring to dream, self-belief, and creating your own magic.

Debuting on Broadway in 2002, Amour garnered five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. With English lyrics by Jeremy Sams, Amour is adapted from the 1943 short story (Le Passe-Muraille) by Marcel Ayme. 

What is Amour about?

In 1950s Paris, Dusoleil passes his drab days as a civil servant fantasising about the beautiful Isabelle, who is locked away by her controlling husband. When Dusoleil is suddenly magically able to walk through walls he sets out for a more sparkling life. Stealing from the rich to give to poverty-stricken post-war Parisians, Dulsoleil strikes up the courage to try and woo Isabelle. Will Dusoleil finally manage to live the life that he's always dreamed of? 

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Previews from: 2 May 2019

Opening night: 8 May 2019

Cast and Creative


Gary Tushaw as Dusoleil
Anna O'Byrne as Isabelle
Alasdair Harvey as the Prosecutor

Elissa Churchill, Claire Machin, Keith Ramsay, Steven Serlin, Alistair So, Daniel Stockton


Music by Michel Legrand
English lyrics by Jeremy Sams
Directed by Hannah Chissick
Choreographed by Matt Cole
Designed by Adrian Gee
Lighting Design by Rob Halliday
Sound Design by Andrew Johnson
Musical Director is Jordan Li-Smith

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