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Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Savoy Theatre

Everything you need to know about 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' in London

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

'Walking down the street' and into the West End, Pretty Woman: The Musical first opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2020. Now, Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre.

Based on the 1990 film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, the stage adaptation of the romantic comedy features original music by singer-songwriter Bryan Adams.

From how to get Pretty Woman: The Musical tickets to when to see Pretty Woman: The Musical, here’s your ultimate guide to Pretty Woman: The Musical.

Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre.

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What is Pretty Woman: The Musical about?

When Edward Lewis, a wealthy corporate businessman is dumped by his girlfriend, he later finds himself in Hollywood's red light district. Driving down Hollywood Boulevard, he encounters Vivian Ward - and the pair immediately hit it off. Revealing their personal lives to one another, Edward invites Vivian to accompany him to social and business functions for the next week, but as they grow closer together, can they overcome all odds and let go of their past lives?

Where is Pretty Woman: The Musical playing?

Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre. Pretty Woman: The Musical continues a trend of Broadway musicals at the Savoy Theatre, including 9 to 5, Dreamgirls and Legally Blonde.

How long is Pretty Woman: The Musical?

Pretty Woman: The Musical has a running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15 minute interval. Find out more about running times of West End shows.

What days is Pretty Woman: The Musical playing?

Pretty Woman: The Musical plays eight performances a week at the Savoy Theatre. Matinee performances take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Evening performances take place daily from Tuesday to Saturday. For the complete performance schedule and show times, please visit the Pretty Woman: The Musical page to learn more.

Is Pretty Woman: The Musical different to the Pretty Woman film?

Fans of the 1990 film can rejoice, as the musical features a book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, the respective director and screenwriter of the original movie, so you'll be able to see your favourite moments from the film recreated live on stage. So, if you're looking for a slice of movie magic in the heart of the West End, you'll want to see Pretty Woman: The Musical in London.

When did Pretty Woman: The Musical premiere?

The world premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical was at the Oriential Theatre in Chicago, running from 13 March - 15 Apr. 2018. Shortly after, Pretty Woman: The Musical transferred to Broadway, beginning performances at the Nederlander Theatre, with previews from 20 Jul. 2018 and an opening night on 16 Aug. 2018. Pretty Woman: The Musical ran on Broadway for a year, closing on 18 Aug. 2019.

Pretty Woman: The Musical made its West End premiere at the Piccadilly Theatre on 13 Feb. 2020. The show originally ran to 14 March, but were forced to suspend performances after the Coronavirus pandemic. Pretty Woman: The Musical began performances at the Savoy Theatre on 8 Jul. 2021.

Who wrote Pretty Woman: The Musical?

Pretty Woman: The Musical is written by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, the respective director and screenwriter of the original movie. Marshall's writing credits include the American sitcom Happy Days, as well as directing films like The Princess Diaries and Frankie and Johnny. Lawton's recent film credits include Jackson, Chain Reaction and The Hunted.

Who wrote the songs in Pretty Woman: The Musical?

Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance wrote the music and lyrics for Pretty Woman: The Musical. Adams is a multi-award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter, and has collaborated with Vallance for over 30 years on songs including 'Heaven', 'Run to You' and 'Summer of '69'.

Although Jim Vallance is best known for his work with Adams, he's also written songs for some of the world's biggest international artists, including Ozzy Osbourne and Tina Turner.

Who is in the Pretty Woman: The Musical cast?

The iconic role of the 'Pretty Woman' Vivian Ward is played by Aimie Atkinson. She's an Olivier Award-nominated actress who is best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in Six at the Arts Theatre. She has also starred in musicals including In The Heights and Zorro.

Danny Mac plays Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman: The Musical. He's a West End regular, previously appearing in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre and On The Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Rachael Wooding plays Kit De Luca, with Neil McDermott as Philip Stuckey, Bob Harms as the Happy Man and Mark Holden as James Morse. Jemma Alexander, Andy Barke, Patrick Barrett, Kimberly Blake, Katie Bradley, Oliver Brenin, Olivia Brookes, Alex Charles, Olly Christopher, Ben Darcy, Daniel De Bourg, Hannah Ducharme, Nicholas Duncan, Paige Fenlon, Alex Hammond, Antony Hewitt, Tom Hargreaves, Elly Jay, Matt Jones, Annabelle Laing, Will Luckett, Serina Mathew, Katie Monks, Cilla Silvia, Lily Wang, Joanna Woodward, and Charlotte Elisabeth Yorke complete the Pretty Woman company.

What are the songs in Pretty Woman: The Musical?

As well as the 1964 song by Roy Orbison, the Pretty Woman soundtrack features an original score. Listen to the Pretty Woman: The Musical soundtrack here, featuring up-tempo pop-rock songs including 'Welcome to Hollywood' and 'Rodeo Drive'.

Act 1

"Welcome to Hollywood" - Happy Man, Kit and Company
"Anywhere but Here" - Vivian
"Something about Her (Preamble)" - Edward
"Welcome to Hollywood (Reprise)" - Happy Man
"Something about Her" - Edward
"I Could Get Used To This" - Vivian
"Luckiest Girl in the World" - Vivian, Kit and Giulio
"Rodeo Drive" - Kit and Company
"Anywhere but Here" (Reprise) - Vivian
"On a Night like Tonight" - Mr. Thompson and Company
"Don't Forget to Dance" - Happy Man, Scarlett and Company
"Freedom" - Edward
"You're Beautiful" - Edward, Vivian and Company

Act 2

"Welcome to Our World (More Champagne)" - Stuckey, Kit and Company
"This Is My Life" - Vivian
"Never Give Up on a Dream" - Happy Man, Kit and Company
"You and I" - Edward, Alfredo, Violetta and Company
"I Can't Go Back" - Vivian
"Freedom" (Reprise) - Edward
"Long Way Home" - Vivian and Edward
"Together Forever" - Edward, Vivian, Happy Man, Kit and Company
"Finale/Oh, Pretty Woman" - Edward, Vivian, Kit, Mr. Thompson and Full Company

How do I get tickets for Pretty Woman: The Musical?

Pretty Woman: The Musical is one of the most popular shows in the West End. You'll need to book your tickets now to avoid missing out on the Hollywood classic on stage.

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Photo credit: Pretty Woman Cast (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

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