The night belongs to the bohemians, as Baz Luhrmann's iconic 2001 film can-cans its way to vibrant life onstage in Alex Timbers's eyegasmic production. There's a new detail — an elephant, a windmill — everywhere you look in the bedazzled Piccadilly Theatre, dripping in red lights, lace, and velvet with Derek McLane's immersive set. Welcome to the Moulin Rouge. This is not your Parisian night club from the early 2000's in the film or from the turn-of-the-century (other century) France where the...
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You can-can-can see Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End. Discover how the Academy Award-winning film is now a theatre spectacular for the ages. Moulin Rouge! tickets are available on London Theatre now.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, an iconic theatrical extravaganza
Adapted from Baz Luhrmann's original 2001 Oscar-winning film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge!, which picked up nine Academy Award nominations and was the first musical in 10 years to receive a nomination for Best Picture, was always destined for the stage. The pre-Broadway world premiere engagement wowed audiences in Boston before heading to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway.
The show’s music includes hits from some of the greatest artists of all time. From the film’s iconic classics like Elton John's "Your Song" and Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy", it also fuses contemporary classics in the famous "Elephant Love Medley", which seamlessly incorporates over 20 songs by the likes of The Beatles, U2, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Queen and more into a single euphoric moment of theatre.
What is Moulin Rouge! The Musical about?
Set in the Montmartre Quarter in Paris, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a luxurious, indulgent musical. As a lovesick writer named Christian takes his seat inside the Moulin Rouge, he's greeted by Satine. With a dazzling smile and an inviting manner, their lives epically collide as they grow closer together in an extravagant world where anything goes.
Meet many characters, including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.
What makes Moulin Rouge! The Musical so spectacular, spectacular?
Moulin Rouge! is more than a stage show; it’s a spectacle for the ages. The Piccadilly Theatre exterior now boasts a large, red windmill in honour of the real Moulin Rouge Paris nightclub. Plus, there are eye-popping costumes, energetic choreography, and a pop-fuelled score, which masterfully weaves an iconic selection of contemporary pop music hits into the late-19th century Parisian setting. Get ready to feel your Freedom, Beauty, Truth, and Love. Discover all the pop songs in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
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Cast and creative
By: John Logan
Director: Alex Timbers
Cast List: Jamie Muscato, Melissa James, Matt Rixon, Elia Lo Tauro, Ben Richards, Ian Carlyle, Amy Thornton, Tiago Dhondt Bamberger, Hannah Jay-Allan, Elliotte Williams-N’Dure, Michael Afemare, Yandrick Agius, Femi Akinfolarin, Ollie Augustin, Will Bozier, Robson Broad, Jonathan Cordin, Anthony Cragg, Katie Deacon, Fletcher Dobinson, Taofique Folarin, Honey Joseph, Alicia Mencía Lopez, Georgia Morgan, Nathaniel Morrison, Melissa Nettleford, Alice Readie, Ben Rutter, Craig Ryder, Elly Shaw, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, Misty May Tindall, Jon Tsouras, Lily Wang, Jason Leigh Winter
Design: Derek McLane
Lighting: Justin Townsend
Costume: Catherine Zuber
Choreography: Sonya Tayeh
Sound: Peter Hylenski
Latest Moulin Rouge! The Musical News & Features
Tanish Spring and Dom Simpson will lead the cast of Moulin Rouge! as the show enters its third year at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End.
“Through rehearsals, we built up our version, but then managed to make it bigger and bolder. We don't shy away from big choices,” said James.
Many elements of the award-winning show, from its title to its characters to its decor, are inspired by real people and places from a bygone era of France.
Did you know that there are over 70 pop songs in Moulin Rouge! The Musical? From Offenbach to Adele, Britney Spears to Sia, and David Bowie to Beyonce, the Moulin Rouge! The Musical score is a true musical theatre feat. Collectively, the songs bring turn-of-the-century France to life, and keep the red windmill spinning.Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of Christian, a struggling American composer who seeks inspiration at the Moulin Rouge, a Parisian cabaret known for its luxury and...
Discover the West End cast currently appearing in Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, including Jamie Muscato and Melissa James.
When someone says the words "Moulin Rouge", what do you think of first? We tend to think of the lascivious, nighttime behaviour mixed with the lavishness and luxuriousness of a sizzling nightclub. If you've watched the film and even been to visit the Moulin Rouge in Paris, you'll love Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre. Baz Luhrmann's award-winning film is definitely at the heart of this production, matched with a contemporary pop score with tracks by Madonna, P!nk, and Elton...