A charming stage adaptation of the French film about small acts of kindness and new possibilities.
A young waitress, Amélie (Audrey Brisson), is caught in an imaginative world and sets out on a mission to make people happy through small acts of kindness. Craig Lucas adapts the cult-favourite French film for the stage.
Audrey Brisson is a charming delight in the title role amidst a hard-working ensemble of actor-musicians in a show that I sense I could become addicted to. I am already planning a return visit.
A talented company of actor-musicians makes fine work of the gently melancholy score...There’s a wonderfully wistful sense to Michael Fentiman’s quietly confident production; it takes gumption for a musical to be this dialled-down.