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Anna O'Byrne, Gary Tushaw, Alasdair Harvey and more to star in Amour at Charing Cross Theatre

The hit musical has its UK professional premiere in London

Alasdair Harvey, Anna O'Byrne and Gary Tushaw
Alasdair Harvey, Anna O'Byrne and Gary Tushaw
(© Right: Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage, centre: Chris Parker, left: Ruth Crafer)

Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Amour at Charing Cross Theatre.

The musical, which has music by the award-winning Michel Legrand with English lyrics by Jeremy Sams, runs at the London venue from 2 May to 20 July.

It will star Gary Tushaw (Ragtime) as Dusoleil and Anna O'Byrne (The Woman In White) as Isabelle as well as Alasdair Harvey (Sunday In The Park With George) as the Prosecutor, Isabelle's controlling husband.

The cast is completed by Elissa Churchill (Elephant Steps), Claire Machin (Memphis), Keith Ramsay (The Cereal Café), Steven Serlin (The Wild Party), Alistair So (The King and I), Daniel Stockton (Guys and Dolls) with understudies Laura Barnard and Jack Reitman.

Amour follows a civil servant, Dusoleil, who lives in 1950s Paris and writes letters to his mother while attempting to woo Isabella, who is locked away by her husband. Dusoleil then gains the ability to walk through walls.

The piece is directed by Hannah Chissick with choreography by Matt Cole, production design by Adrian Gee, lighting design by Rob Halliday, sound design by Andrew Johnson and musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith.

Amour opened on Broadway in 2002 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.