The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, the musical adaptation of Sue Townsend's novel, is set to transfer to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre this summer. 

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 13 3/4… 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?

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

Book and lyrics are by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics are by Pippa Cleary and the show is directed by Luke Sheppard. 

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Suitable for ages 12+ 
By:
Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary
Director:
Luke Sheppard
Songs by:
Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary
Lighting:
Howard Hudson
Sound:
Greg Clarke
Design:
Tom Rogers
Choreography:
Rebecca Howell
Costume:
Tom Rogers
Cast list:
Rosemary Ashe, Ian Talbot OBE, John Hopkins, Lara Denning, Andrew Langtree, Amy Ellen Richardson, Holly Ashton, Matthew Craig, Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Aaron Gelkoff, Michael Hawkins, Rufus Kampa, Molly May Gibson, Matilda Hopkins, Rebecca Nardin, Riya Vyas, Jack Gale, Aaron Shaw, Charlie Stripp, Kobi Watson, Regan Garcia, Albert Green, Cuba Kamanu, Jeremiah Davan Waysome

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There are plenty of shows about how tough growing up can be. Matilda, Curious Incident, even Mosquitoes currently running at the National. But it would be difficult to find one as brilliantly British and as rip-roaring as The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.  The show is based on Sue Townsend's 1982 book (which later became a TV series) about Adrian, a 13-and-three-quarter year-old boy living in... Read more

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Initial casting announced for West End transfer of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Monday, May 13, 2019

Adult casting has been announced for the West End premiere of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ - The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre. Based on the 1980s children’s books by Sue Townsend, the musical follows Adrian Mole, a Leicester teenager who feels that he doesn’t fit in with his family or friends. Falling in love with new classmate Pandora, Adrian tries to steal her heart in a musical with an original book, music and lyrics by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary.  

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole to transfer to West End's Ambassadors Theatre
Thursday, April 4, 2019

It has been announced that The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ - The Musical will receive its West End premiere later this year. The production follows Adrian Mole, a misunderstood teenager who feels that he is a 13¾-year-old intellectual that his family does not understand. Focusing on the worries and regrets of being a teenager, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is based on a series of books by Sue Townsend and features an original book, music and lyrics by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary.

John Hopkins interview - 'I used The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole as a guide for my adolescence'
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Last week, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger have adapted Sue Townsend’s novel into a fresh, energetic British musical in a joyous production directed by Luke Sheppard. We spoke to one of the show’s stars John Hopkins, who has worked on screen for many years as well as appearing the Globe and with the RSC, about bring the story to the stage, and what it’s like performing in his first ever musical. What’s the story of Adrian Mole?

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical heading to Menier Chocolate Factory
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical heading to Menier Chocolate Factory
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Following a run at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in 2015 it has been announced that the new musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole will have its London debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark this summer. The production will run from 14 July to 9 September 2017, with an official opening on 26 July.

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