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Amour to close early

The cast of Amour

Casting news

THE UK professional première of Amour, which was booking at Charing Cross Theatre until July 20, will now close on June 8, 2019.

Previously Posted: Casting has been announced for the UK professional première of Amour, which runs at Charing Cross Theatre from Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, July 20, 2019.

A musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self belief, Amour has music by multi award-winning Michel Legrand and English lyrics by Jeremy Sams (from the original French by Didier Van Cauwelaert).

Gary Tushaw (Tateh in Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre, Joseph Taylor Jr in Allegro, Southwark Playhouse) will play Dusoleil and Anna O’Byrne (Laura Fairlie in The Woman In White, Charing Cross Theatre, Christine Daaé in The Phantom Of The Opera and Love Never Dies, West End) will play Isabelle.

Alasdair Harvey (Sunday In The Park With George, Mamma Mia! We Will Rock You, Sunset Boulevard, all West End) will play the Prosecutor, Isabelle’s controlling husband.

They will be joined by Elissa Churchill (Elephant Steps, Arcola Theatre); Claire Machin (Memphis, The Pyjama Game, West End, Flowers For Mrs Harris, Chichester, Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre/UK tour); Keith Ramsay (The Cereal Cafe, The Other Palace, and a cabaret artist, Black Cat Cabaret at Crazy Coqs, Wilton’s Music Hall and Spiegeltent at London Wonderground); Steven Serlin (The Wild Party, The Other Palace, Oklahoma!, Grange Park Opera, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, West End); Alistair So (The King and I, West End and Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Upstairs At The Gatehouse); and Daniel Stockton (Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls, Kilworth House).

Understudies are Laura Barnard and Jack Reitman.

Paris, 1950 – a shy, unassuming civil servant, Dusoleil, lives alone and works diligently in a dreary office. To pass the time, he writes letters to his mother and daydreams about the beautiful Isabelle, who is kept locked away by her controlling husband. When Dusoleil miraculously gains the ability to walk through walls, he not only begins to lead a double life, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor to right the wrongs of his war-impoverished Parisian neighbours, but also gains the self-confidence to woo Isabelle and, just for a while, live the life he has always longed for.

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