Following its transfer from @CurveLeicester, term is going to finish two weeks earlier than planned for @jakeandpippa’s @AdrianMoleUK at @Ambtheatre, so you’ve now only got to just 28 Sep to book your tickets.
The West End production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre will closer two weeks earlier than originally planned, on 28 September 2019. The musical has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary and direction by Luke Sheppard.
The children’s cast taking on the pivotal roles of Adrian, Pandora, Barry and Nigel are as follows: Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Aaron Gelkoff, Michael Hawkins and Rufus Kampa alternate the role of Adrian; Molly May Gibson, Matilda Hopkins, Rebecca Nardin and Riya Vyas alternate the role of Pandora; Jack Gale, Aaron Shaw, Charlie Stripp and Kobi Watson alternate the role of Barry; Regan Garcia, Albert Green, Cuba Kamanu and Jeremiah Davan Waysome alternate the role of Nigel.
The adult cast includes Rosemary Ashe, Lara Denning, John Hopkins, Andrew Langtree, Amy Ellen Richardson and Ian Talbot. Also in the cast are Holly Ashton and Mathew Craig.
Set in 1980s Leicester, this adaptation of Sue Townsend’s best-selling book (previously seen at Leicester’s Curve theatre in 2015 and the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2017) is a timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he is the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain, and this critically acclaimed production brings Adrian’s story to life for a new generation of theatregoers.
The production has choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gregory Clarke, musical direction by Mark Collins, musical supervision and orchestrations by Paul Herbert, children’s casting by Jo Hawes CDG and additional casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ was Townsend’s first novel and was originally published in 1982 by Methuen, but is now published by Penguin Books. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, been translated into 30 languages, and spawned seven sequel Adrian Mole novels. The novels have previously been adapted for the stage, radio and television.