Review: Amelie the Musical at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre is an absolute joy!

Hartshorn-Hook Productions, Selladoor Worldwide and Broadway Asia Company in association with the Watermill Theatre present Amelie. A story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amelie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

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Amelie, played by the delightful Audrey Brisson (The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles (National Theatre), The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic) and more) is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar-nominated film, and an ‘enchanting act of theatrical reinvention’ (The Los Angeles Times).

Nino will be played by Danny Mac (Les Miserables (Southampton), Wicked (West End), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC Finalist), On the Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

Come and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibilities around every corner.

Although times are hard for dreamers, Amelie is someone to believe in.

Suitable for age 12+

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Our Verdict:

Amelie was an utterly fantastic from start to finish. Each of the performers throughout the show played an excellent part; from their comedic timing, musicality, enthusiasm right through to their singing ability. A strong stand out performance was from Audrey Brisson who played Amélie herself. She represented the character’s naivety and sweet nature brilliantly.

The execution of the musical Amélie, was a quirky and beautiful depiction of the film. Even though the set design seemed simple at first, as the show progressed, it was clear to see each element and scene of the story had been carefully woven into the objects and backdrop. It was incredibly clever how the set would transform and morph seamlessly before your eyes.

The Haymarket Theatre was a perfect venue for the show; intimate and classic feel. The audience’s reactions, whether it be gasps or laughing, weren’t lost in the vastness of the stage. It all added to the atmosphere and gave the show an added warmth.