The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole to transfer to West End's Ambassadors Theatre
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.
The musical received its world premiere at the Leicester Curve Theatre in 2015, with a London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in July 2017, where it played for six weeks.
Speaking about the production’s West End premiere, the Townsend family said: “Sue loved West End theatre, and she loved working with Jake and Pippa on the creation of this show. We're very happy for her and Mole that thirty years after his last appearance, a new generation has brought him back.”
The creative team will feature choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting by Howard Hudson and musical direction by Mark Collins.
Casting for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is yet to be announced.
In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Will Longman said: “this is a fresh, feel-good musical that will leave you with a smile on your face.”
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ - The Musical is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 15th June to 12th October.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical tickets will go on sale soon.
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