Last night I have seen Amélie Musical at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, it’s a great way to spend an evening after work. Seeing a musical or going to a theatre is usually not on my list, however, I certainly want to incorporate that kind of opportunities more into my lifestyle. Plus I have to admit that I’ve been loving musical movies lately, honestly, it’s been seriously too long since I last saw a musical (“nada” since high school, I know quite embarrassing).
In case if you are not familiar with Amélie, then let me quickly bring you up to the speed. Amélie is the 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. You might have come across the Amélie movie that was released in 2001 & has been five-time Oscar-nominated film? I saw it many many years ago & I really liked it, so seeing a musical was definitely a win-win.
Amélie is the UK’s first musical adaptation of the much-loved Amelie film. The main character Amélie is played by French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson.
So let me tell you more about the musical itself and my experience. The story is set in France, & it has all started at the train station in Paris. I was amazed by how talented the cast was, I think that more or less every single one of them played an instrument, sang, played their role in the musical etc. so much multitasking on the stage but they made sure the chaos looked very organised. I am not a musical expert but this one was pretty long in my opinion. The first part of the musical was more than an hour-long before we actually stopped for a short break. The second part lasted for another hour and a half. It certainly was a long musical, but the energy on the stage was amazing so the cast made sure to keep me engaged and entertained throughout the whole musical. It was fantastic!
Honestly, if musicals are not already part of your lifestyle, you should totally try adding something new to your lifestyle. Amélie the musical which is still on in Bournemouth until this Saturday 17th August 2019 is definitely worth seeing, get your tickets from the BH Live website.
I was provided with complimentary tickets however all words are my own. Images kindly provided by BH Live for use in this post.