A tale of two halves, Moulin Rouge the Musical is both a spectacular spectacular and a chaotic conundrum. Based on the 2001 film of the same name, it tells the story of fated lovers Christian and Satine, who despite the hardships which surround them, just want to be free to love one another. This musical adaptation takes elements from the film but also puts an extreme jukebox spin on the whole thing.
‘A big fat solid, crowd-pleasing commercial hit’: MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical – West End ★★★★
Moulin Rouge is ensconced now at the Piccadilly, probably for the foreseeable future, and it’s a true extravaganza, almost completely lacking any restraint
‘Is it spectacular spectacular? Yes, absolutely’: MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical – West End ★★★★★
The musical based on the hit Baz Luhrmann film makes for spectacular viewing in the West End.
NEWS: Moulin Rouge is the big winner at the Tony Awards & there is British success for A Christmas Carol & The Inheritance
Moulin Rouge! The Musical triumphed in 10 categories at the 74th Tony Awards, including being named Best Musical, but there was also British success, with Rob Howell and Hugh Vanstone winning awards for their design work on the Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol (5) and Stephen Daldry named Best Director for his staging of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance (4), originally at London’s Young Vic Theatre before its West End transfer.
NEWS: Cast announced for the West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The cast has been announced for the UK premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical which begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on 12 November 2021, with press night on 8 December 2021.
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NEWS: The Inheritance receives 11 Tony Awards 2020 nominations
Stephen Daldry has been nominated in the Best Director category for his staging of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, originally at London’s Young Vic Theatre before its West End transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre. The Olivier Award-winning play which transferred to Broadway in November 2019 received 11 nominations.
NEWS: West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical delays opening to autumn 2021
Due to delays resulting from the global impact of Covid-19, Moulin Rouge! The Musical will now begin performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, London in the autumn of 2021.
NEWS: West End transfer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is set for March 2021
The first UK production of acclaimed show Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open at London’s Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021.