The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾- The Musical

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾- The Musical is brought to life in a new musical stage adaption.

With an infectious score and a script which stays true to the original novel, this heart-warming musical brings Adrian’s story to life for a whole new generation.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾- The Musical runs from 15 June 2019 until 28 September 2019 at The Ambassadors Theatre, London.


Set in 1980s Leicester, we follow the daily dramas and misadventures of Adrian’s adolescent life.

With dysfunctional parents, ungrateful elders, a growing debt to school bully Barry Kent and an unruly pimple on his chin, life is hard for a misunderstood intellectual who is only 13¾ …

To top it off, when new girl Pandora joins the class and captures his heart, his best friend Nigel steals hers. Can Adrian win her love and escape from his chaotic family life?


The cast features Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick) as Grandma, Lara Denning (Matilda) as Miss Elf/Doreen Slater, John Hopkins (BBC series Poldark) as Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton, Andrew Langtree (Groundhog Day) as George, Amy Ellen Richardson (Les Misérables)as Pauline, and Ian Talbot OBE (Hairspray) as Bert Baxtor. Also in the cast are Holly Ashton and Mathew Craig and a childrens cast of 16.


Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Rebecca Howell, set & costume by Tom Rogers, sound by Greg Clarke, musical direction by Alex Parker and orchestrations by Paul Herbert.


★★★★★ ‘an absolute pleasure’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘utterly delightful musicalTimeOut
★★★★ ‘Townsend’s gawky icon rescues the British musical’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘It’s perfect summer holiday fare.’ The Times
★★★★ ‘fresh & funny’ The Stage

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Suitable for ages 12+ Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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