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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical to run in the West End

The five-star musical is coming to the Ambassadors Theatre

The 2015 production of the musical
© Pamela Raith

The hit Curve Leicester and Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ the Musical will run in the West End this summer.

Opening at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June and running until 12 October, the musical is based on Sue Townsend's series of novels about the young intellectual Adrian Mole as he grows up in the 1980s. It originally ran in Leicester in 2015 and again at south London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2017.

Directed by Luke Sheppard, the musical has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary. Casting for the West End run is to be announced.

WhatsOnStage critic James Fitzgerald gave the show five-stars when it ran at the Menier Chocolate Factory, saying the musical was "an entertainment-focused spectacle with smart jokes and even better songs."

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical has choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume design by Tom Rogers, lighting design by Howard Hudson, musical direction by Mark Collins, musical supervision and orchestrations by Paul Herbert and children's casting by Jo Hawes.

Tickets for the show go on general sale on Friday 5 April.