A French-Canadian stage and screen star has been confirmed to play the lead role in Amelie The Musical during its run in Glasgow.

Audrey Brisson will portray iconic altruist Amelie Poulain in the UK’s first musical adaption of the five-time Oscar-nominated film at the King’s Theatre this August.

Her theatre credits include The Elephantom, Pinocchio and Pericles at the National Theatre. As a child and a teenager, she also worked extensively with Cirque Du Soleil as a vocalist and acrobat.

Audrey said: “I am really looking forward to sharing this journey filled with imagination and quirkiness that Amélie will concoct for us. Until then, à bientôt.”

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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.

But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in.

Amélie The Musical was first staged in California in 2015 and was described as an “enchanting act of theatrical reinvention” by the Los Angeles Times.

It will be performed in Glasgow from Monday, August 19 until Saturday, August 24 as part of a UK tour. Further casting is to be announced.