Watch Audrey Brisson singing Amélie’s ‘Times Are Hard For Dreamers’

Here’s a taster of the UK tour Amélie The Musical, starring Audrey Brisson.

Amélie is currently playing at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury before touring the UK starting at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre from May 22.

Talented French-Canadian actress Audrey Brisson plays the title role in the production, which has already been receiving rave reviews.

In this video, Brisson can be seen performing the musical’s opening song ‘Times Are Hard For Dreamers’.

Based on the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas.

It tells the story of a shy waitress living in Paris who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her.

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The musical adaptation premiered in 2015 in Berkeley with Samantha Barks in the title role, before transferring to Broadway in 2017 with Phillipa Soo.

Alongside Brisson, the cast includes Chris Jared as Nino Quincampoix to May 18 before the role is taken over by Danny Mac (from May 22) on the tour.

Further cast includes Oliver Grant as Lucien / Mysterious Man, Samuel Morgan-Grahame as Joseph / Fluffy, Sioned Saunders as Gina, Johnson Willis as Collignon / Dufayel, Caolan McCarthy as Hippolito / Elton John, Faoileann Cunningham as Georgette / Sylvia and Kate Robson-Stuart as Suzanne.

Completing the cast are Josh Sneesby as Blind Beggar / Gnome, Jez Unwin as Raphael / Bretodeau and Rachel Dawson as Andamine / Philomene.

Michael Fentiman will direct with design from Madeleine Girling, choreography from Tom Jackson Greaves, orchestrations and arrangements by Barnaby Race musical supervision and direction by George Francis, lighting by Elliot Griggs and sound by Tom Marshall.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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