About The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical

Ambassadors Theatre, London
Booking to 28 September 2019
No longer booking

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.

STORY

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?

CAST

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.

CREATIVE TEAM

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.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ ‘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

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 28 September 2019

Important Notes

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


Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, 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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News about The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical to run in the West End
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical to run in the West End
Leicester Curve's hit production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - The Musical will open in the West End this summer. Based on Sue Townsend's series of novels about the young intellectual Adrian Mole growing up in the 1980s, the 5-star production previously ran at Leicester Curve in 2015 and the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2017. The musical opens at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June 2019 and runs until 12 October 2019. Directed by Luke Sheppard, the musical has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said, “It has been a great joy for all of us at Curve to see Sue Townsend’s ‘misunderstood intellectual’ flourish under the inspired writing of Jake and Pippa. We are immensely proud that, after a triumphant opening in Leicester and acclaimed season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Adrian, Nigel, Pandora and their motley crew are now rocking up in the glitzy West End." Review round-up for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - The Musical at Menier Chocolate Factory The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical has choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, musical direction by Mark Collins, musical supervision and orchestrations by Paul Herbert. Casting for the West End run is to be announced. Find tickets to The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - The Musical Tickets for the show go on general sale on Friday 5 April.

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