Amélie the Musical will transfer to the West End, it has been announced.

The show will play from 20 May 2021 at the Criterion Theatre.

Based on the film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the piece has music by Hem's Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Messé and book by Craig Lucas. The adaptation is directed by Michael Fentiman.

The show charts the romantic and social life of a reclusive yet eccentric young woman in Paris during the 1990s. The new cast album was recently nominated for a Grammy.

Designs for the show are by Madeleine Girling, movement direction is by Tom Jackson Greaves, musical supervision and arrangements by Barnaby Race, puppet design and construction by Dik Downey, lighting design by Elliot Griggs and musical direction, additional orchestrations and arrangements by Samuel Wilson.

Tickets for the West End transfer are on sale now via the Criterion Theatre website with dates available through until 25 September.

The piece will initially play to socially distanced audiences at the Criterion Theatre "until such a time that social distancing is no longer a legal requirement".

The Grammy-nominated original London cast recording of Amélie is available digitally and will be released on CD on 1st April. Tickets for the show are available now.