THE musical version of an Oscar-nominated cult classic is set to hit theatres in Glasgow next week.

Starting its run on Monday, August 19, a fresh take on French smash-hit Amelie will tread the boards at the King’s Theatre.

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy, the new musical interpretation will enjoy a six day run at Glasgow’s most famous theatre before it closes on Saturday, August 24.

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With Audrey Brisson in the titular role, critics across the country have been raving about the production thus far, calling it “pure heaven”, “the perfect production of a delicious musical” and a “magical and emotional triumph”.

Amelie Poulain is an eccentric Parisian waitress, who coped with loneliness as a child by losing herself in her vivid imagination.

Moved to make people’s lives better following a random act of kindness, Amelie sets about creating elaborate and complex schemes to make people around her happy.

That’s when she meets Nino, an equally eccentric man who collects discarded pictures from passport photo booths.

Nino will be played by Danny Mac, of the BBC dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.

A statement from the theatre company said: “Come and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibilities around every corner. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in.

“A 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.”

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The original film was honoured with five Oscar nominations, Best Film at the European Film Festival, four Cesar Awards, including Best Film and Best Director and two BAFTA awards, including for Best Original Screenplay, as well as being regarded as one of the best of French cinema.