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This joyous new musical adaptation of Sue Townsend's best-selling book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ -The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited West End season.

‘A bittersweet blast of pre-digital fun that speaks to all ages’ (The Times), this timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, is told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he’s the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain.

With an infectious score and a script as sidesplittingly outrageous as the original novel, this critically acclaimed production brings Adrian’s story to life for a new generation of theatregoers. Don’t miss your chance to see this ‘entertaining romp through teen awkwardness’ (Evening Standard)!

REVIEWS

★★★★★ “A perfectly realised new British musical. A lovely, lovely show” Evening Standard

★★★★★ "Townsend’s creation wishes at the beginning of his first diary that “when I am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of being a 13¾ year old undiscovered intellectual”. With so much to entertain those of us who were Adrian’s age at the time of publication, and those who are his age now, it’s safe to say that Adrian Mole is undiscovered no more. And with this marvellous musical version doing the character such justice, he’s unlikely to be forgotten any time soon." Musical Theatre Review

★★★★★ “An excellent adaptation vividly brought to life by an outstanding cast” The Spy in the Stalls

★★★★ “An unforgettable steamroller with lots of energy, passion and fun.” The Upcoming

 

★★★★ "A ray of giddy sunshine" Time Out 

★★★★ "A lively evocative pleasure. A thoroughly charming evening; faithful to the book but with a tenderness of its own" The Times

★★★★ " I adored this funny, nuanced and surprisingly moving musical treatment of Sue Townsend's much-loved bestseller" The Telegraph

★★★★ "Sue Townsend's gawky icon rescues the British Musical! Director Luke Sheppard tells the earnest diarist's much-loved story with wit, craft and cackling cuban dance numbers" The Guardian

★★★★ “A production that is full of pizzazz” Theatre Weekly

CAST

Amy Ellen Richardson

Ian Talbot

Lara Denning

Andrew Langtree

John Hopkins

Rosemary Ashe

Mathew Craig

Charlie Stripp

Aaron Shaw

Holly Ashton

Albert Green

Cuba Kamanu

Aaron Gelkoff

Jeremiah Waysome

Jack Gale

Michael Hawkins

Regan Garcia

Matilda Hopkins

Kobi Watson

Rebecca Nardin

Nicholas 

Antoniou-Tibbetts

Rufus Kampa

Molly-May Gibson

Riya Vyas

TEAM

Book & Lyrics

Jake Brunger

Music & Lyrics

Pippa Cleary

Director

Luke Sheppard

Choreographer

Rebecca Howell

Designer

Tom Rogers

 

Lighting Designer

Howard Hodson

Sound Designer

Gregory Clarke

Children's Casting Director

Jo Hawes CDG

Additional Casting

Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG

Associate Director

Simon Kane

Associate Choreographer

Matt Crandon

Associate Designer

Toots Butcher

Costume Supervisor

Jennie Falconer and Louise

Nipper for Bristol Costume

Services

Assistant Musical Director

Brady Mould

Puppet Designer

Rachael Canning 

Original Casting

Will Burton

General Management

Ceri Lothian & Ramin Sabi for

DEM Productions

Production & Finance

Coordinator

Abbii Clark for DEM

Productions

Marketing

EMG 

Press

Amanda Malpass PR

Partnerships & Merchandise

Lisa Sharps & Nathalie Ginvert

Graphic Design

Open Agency

Poster Artwork Photography

Jay Brooks

 

Rehearsal and Production

Photography

Pamela Rait

Producers

Anthony Clare, Ramin Sabi and

Chris Stafford

Co-Producers

Knickerbockerglory,

Mark Puddle, Curve and

Vicky Graham

Production Manager

Simon Marlow

Company Stage Manager

Sarah Askew

Company Stage Manager

Tara Claxton

Deputy Stage Manager

Tamsin Withers

Assistant Stage

Manager/Book Cover

Jack Conway

Assistant Stage Manager

Abbii Clark

Stage Technician

Paul Basleigh

 

Sound No.1

Joel Naisbitt

Sound No.2

Andy Evans

Head of Wardrobe

Florence McGlynn

Dresser

Murray Lane

Prop Assistant

Ellie Muscutt

Lighting Programmer

Tom Mulliner

Production LX

Tom Johnson

Production Sound

Jon Everett

Production Carpenter

Micky Murray

Scenic Construction

Set Up Scenery

Lighting Hires

PRG UK

Sound Hires

Stage Sound Services

Trucking

Paul Matthews Transport

Chaperones

Natalie Barron

(Head Chaperone), Julie Tyrell,

Miaya Weymouth and

Eleanor Duncombe

Rehearsal Rooms

London Welsh Centre & Old Vic Workrooms

Video

Umbrella Rooms