The cast of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole celebrate opening performance
The musical, adapted from Sue Townsend's novel, is currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory
The new musical, the brainchild of Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, is based on the first in the nine-part series from Sue Townsend. The show sees a young Adrian, self-styled child intellectual, struggling with school bullies, spots and puberty, while harbouring a crush for fellow classmate Pandora.
The show was given a stellar five star review by WhatsOnStage's James FitzGerald, who describes the show as 'a blast: an entertainment-focused spectacle with smart jokes and even better songs.'
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 9 September.