Back in 2009, when The Great British Bake Off first appeared on our TV screens, nobody could have predicted that a show about people making cakes in a tent would even get a second series, let alone become a national and international sensation. But the…
‘You couldn’t really ask for a more genuinely touching show’: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL – Noel Coward Theatre ★★★★
A British institution, Bake Off is may not seem like the most likely source for a musical but thankfully, its musical adaptation, The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre, works incredibly well and is an easily digestible, heart-warming show and a love letter to the series so many love.
‘Moves with a fast pace & sensitivity’: FOUR PLAY – Above The Stag Theatre ★★★★
Fourplay is a cleverly written, well-acted and directed, highly entertaining show that will make you laugh and think, and everything in between.
‘Full of heart & energy’: The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical – West End ★★★★
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical is an expressive and animated production, full of heart and energy.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
The cast has been announced for Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical which will open at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June until 12 October 2019, with a gala night on 2 July 2019.
NEWS: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole musical gets West End premiere
Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical, will open at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June until 12 October 2019.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE – Menier Chocolate Factory
Against the odds, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ is an energetic, sharp and witty triumph. I say ‘against the odds’ because, in the over-extended franchise Olympics, Adrian Mole would be in a straight fight with Bridget Jones for the right to lose to Harry Potter in the final.
Terri’s musicals diary & tweets: Girl from the North Country, Adrian Mole, Spoonful of Sherman
I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that I can recommend: Bob Dylan-inspired Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, page-to-stage adaptation The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sherman Brothers-infused cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ – Menier Chocolate Factory
After premiering at the Curve Theatre in 2015, Pippa Cleary and Jake Brunger’s musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s tale of Leicester’s most famous teenager has undergone its own version of puberty, re-emerging at the Menier Chocolate Factory for the summer.
NEWS: Dean Chisnall, Kelly Price, Gay Soper and more cast in Adrian Mole the Musical, TICKETS ONSALE
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – The Musical which opens in Adrian’s 50th birthday year. Luke Sheppard directs Dean Chisnall (George), Lara Denning (Doreen), John Hopkins (Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton), Barry James (Bert), Kelly Price (Pauline) and Gay Soper (Grandma).Benjamin …
NEWS: Adrian Mole musical gets London premiere at Chocolate Factory, TICKETS ONSALE
Tickets are now onsale via MyTheatreMates for the London premiere of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – The Musical, which opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory in July.
ALBUM REVIEW: Prodigy Original Cast Recording
Listening to a CD offers a greater opportunity to consider a show’s songs in more detail. Reality TV is fertile ground for writers. A couple of years ago I Can’t Sing! had a short-lived outing at the London Palladium, lampooning The X-Factor.
RED RIDING HOOD – Pleasance Theatre
As it’s the run up to Christmas, pantos are saturating our stages. There are the traditional ones and plenty that give themselves another label in the hope of getting attention: boutique, adult and gay spring to mind. Then there are other shows that are close to panto in that they’re family friendly and/or based on fairytales, like Polka Theatre’s Beauty & the Beast.
New musical Red Riding Hood, by the team that brought audiences the stage adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, also falls into this category.
My theatre diary: Musicals, magic and monsters including Impossible, Splendour and Seven Brides
Apart from my Edinburgh blitz, I like to take August a little slow on the theatregoing front. These few weeks offer a brief respite while many people are away on holiday or still up at the Fringe (which I’m not the slightest bit jealous about – no, really) before the ‘autumn season’ kicks off and […]
PRODIGY – NYMT at St James Theatre
The National Youth Music Theatre’s production of Prodigy at London’s St James Theatre offers much to celebrate in Britain’s musical theatre talent, both in composition and performing. With lyrics, book and some gorgeous music all from the emerging wunderkinder that are Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, the show is themed around an X-Factor type reality TV show – themed around the search for a child prodigy musician.