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Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – The Musical

A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production

Sue Townsend’s

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical 

Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger

Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary


A fresh and joyful musical adaptation 

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? 

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.  

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.



‘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 Bred


Suggested age suitability: 11+

Download the free sheet programme here

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.


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General sale

All remaining tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Mon 1 Nov 2021


28 Apr - 21 May 2022


Various times, see below


£13.50* - £30*
*+65p QNext fee
Under 26s: £8

Running Time

140 minutes


20 minutes

Access Details

Audio Described performance
Sat 14 May | 2.30pm

Relaxed performance
Sat 7 May | 2.30pm

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Cast + Creatives

Director Douglas Rintoul
Designer Alfie Heywood
Musical Director Tom Self
Choreographer Sundeep Saini
Lighting Designer Sherry Coenen
Sound Designer Chris Murray
Costume Supervisor Fran Levin
Accent Coach Charmian Hoare
Assistant Director Adam Dear
Executive Producer Mathew Russell
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