About the show
Where is it showing?Moulin Rouge! The Musical is opening at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
When does it open?The musical will begin West End previews in March 2021.
What is it about?Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris as the 20th century stirs to life, Moulin Rouge! The Musical beckons audiences into the famous dance hall for an evening of excess. Drinks flow freely, bohemians rub shoulders with aristocrats, and beneath the glaring spotlight and splendour a courtesan and a composer fall in love – and fall into tragedy.
Inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical remixes songs from the film with 21st century chart-toppers.
Who is in it?Casting for Moulin Rouge! The Musical in the West End will be confirmed in 2021.
On Broadway, Wicked actor Aaron Tveit and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo (In the Heights; West Side Story) co-star as Christian and Satine.
Who is the creative team?Tony Award-winner and Skyfall scribe John Logan provides the book, having previously written Red and Peter and Alice for the stage. The show also features music from a medley of stars including Lady Gaga, U2 and The Beatles, arranged by Justin Levine.
Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Beetlejuice; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs, with choreography from Sonya Tayeh, set design from Derek McLane and costume design from Catherine Zuber.
How long is it?On Broadway, the show runs at 2 hours 35 minutes.
Recommended forAnyone looking for a spectacular jukebox musical should book tickets for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, which delivers a heady mix of spectacle and charm.
Fans of the film – and Baz Luhrmann’s similarly stylised Romeo + Juliet - will also love the amped up drama of this production.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+