The brand new fresh and joyful musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ the Musical, book and lyrics by Jake Brunger with music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, has opened to rave reviews at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and has received an Offies Nomination for Performance Ensemble. Make sure you catch it before it closes on 21 May.
What people are saying about the show;
★★★★ ‘Immensely uplifting…it is like being embraced with a warm hug after a long, hard day’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘In a world where we need an escape more than anything, this show is a blinding light’ West End Best Friend
★★★★ ‘It really is one of the funniest musicals I have seen for a long time’ Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ ‘The show is wonderfully charming and filled with nostalgia’ Box Office Radio
★★★★ ’Well received by young and old alike… left the audience smiling’ London Born and Breed
Based on Sue Townsend’s best-selling book, this outrageously funny tale of teenage angst and unrequited love features one of the most endearing comedy characters of all time. Life’s pretty hard when you’re a misunderstood and spotty teenager living in a cul-de-sac in 80s Leicester. Adrian’s life simply can’t get any worse – until new girl Pandora joins a class and captures his heart. But can Adrian win her love and escape from the school bully and his chaotic family life?
The musical stars Sally Cheng Christmas Carol (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dominic Gee-Burch Footloose (UK & International Tour), James Hameed Be More Chill (West End), Lauryn Redding The Worst Witch (West End), Sioned Saunders Amelie (West End), Tom Self Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Steve Simmonds Love Letters (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Claire Storey Twelfth Night, (Rose Theatre, York), Luke Thornton Love Letters (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch) and Ben Williamson-Jones Spend, Spend, Spend! (Guildford School of Acting).
From the team behind Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Made in Dagenham, this new production of a hit West End musical, based on the classic novels which also inspired the iconic ITV sitcom, has an infectious score that will make you laugh whilst tugging at your heartstrings.
This show is the last production directed by Douglas Rintoul in his tenure as Artistic Director at the Queen’s who said;
“I can’t think of a better way to end my time here at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. We’ve put together a top team, many who you will recognise from other hit musicals and pantos at the Queen’s who are stoked about bringing one of the UK’s best-loved comedy characters to life. It is a hugely enjoyable, hilarious, and quintessentially British musical and a great night out for all generations. We are delighted by our audience responses, hugely positive reviews and our award nomination so make sure you come down to see us’
Book now and find out more at www.queens-theatre.co.uk. The Theatre will also be providing an Audio Described performance on 14 May.