Amelie the Musical, based on the French film, is to have its UK premiere at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury followed by a UK tour.
The show, which has music by Daniel Messe, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messe and book by Craig Lucas, runs at the Watermill Theatre from April 11 to May 18, 2019.
It then tours to Wimbledon, Exeter, Wycombe, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bradford, Leicester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Woking until August 31, with more dates for an international tour to be announced.
Amelie the Musical, which was first staged in California in 2015, is directed by Michael Fentiman and co-produced by the Watermill with Hartshorn – Hook Productions, Selladoor Productions and Broadway Asia.
It forms part of the Watermill’s new season, which includes a new Watermill Ensemble production of Macbeth, which runs February 28 and March 30, directed by the theatre’s artistic director Paul Hart.
Other highlights include a new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a revival of Murder for Two, and Marietta Kirkbride’s new play Our Church.
Season at a glance:
Directed by Luke Sheppard
January 30 to February 23, press night on February 4
Directed by Paul Hart
February 28 to March 30, press night on March 4
Directed by Heidi Bird
April 3 to 6, press night on April 4
Directed by Michael Fentiman
April 11 to May 18, press night on April 15
May 23 to June 29, press night on May 27
July 16 to 20, press night on July 17