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.”
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.
Tickets for the show go on general sale on Friday 5 April.