The UK premiere of Michel Legrand’s musical fantasy Amour is to close after 45 performances in the West End.
The production had been scheduled to run until 20 July 2019 however a notice from producers announced the final performance would now be Saturday 8 June.
Producer Danielle Tarento said, “I want to thank and applaud the brilliant company and creative team who created a beautiful production that received critical acclaim, nightly standing ovations and received 8 Off West End Award nominations. I am so incredibly proud of this gorgeous show and I hope London will give it the rousing send-off it deserves in its final two weeks.”
Amour opened to favourable reviews on 8 May with critics calling it ‘literally delightful’ (★★★★★ Broadway World), ‘delightful and naughty.. delicious and decadent’ (★★★★★ Attitude), ‘utterly gorgeous’ (★★★★ Time Out) and ‘c’est manifique’ (★★★★ The Stage).
Set in 1950s Paris, it follows a shy and lonely civil servant who dreams of another life. When he miraculously gains the ability to walk through walls he begins to lead a double life righting wrongs and gaining the self-confidence to woo the woman of his daydreams, the beautiful Isabelle.
Directed by Hannah Chissick it stars Gary Tushaw (Ragtime), Anna O’Byrne (The Woman In White) and Alasdair Harvey (Sunday In The Park With George).
AMOUR is booking until 8 June 2019 at Charing Cross Theatre, London.