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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical Tickets

Ambassadors Theatre

Sue Townsend’s best-selling book about teenage angst, family struggles, and unrequited love is adapted into a musical. The show is centred around 13-year-old Adrian Mole, a hilarious and hapless teen, is one of the most enduring comedy characters of all time. Following acclaimed performances in the UK, the show will play at London’s Ambassadors Theatre from 15 June.

After highly acclaimed performances at Leicester Curve and the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ The Musical will open at London’s Ambassadors Theatre this June. The show is based on the best-selling book chronicling the adventures of 80s teenager Adrian Mole.

Adrian Mole is a tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual. Aged 13 and ¾, he is also hapless and spotty. Through his hilarious diaries, Adrian tells of family struggles, teen angst, and unrequited love – things we can all relate to. Set in 1980s Leicester, this musical brings Adrian’s story to life for a whole new generation of theatregoers.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole was first published in 1982, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, as well as spawning seven sequel novels. The books have been adapted for the stage, radio, and television.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ The Musical has a book and lyrics written by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, direction by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights, and choreography by Rebecca Howell (Man of la Mancha).

The role of Adrian will be alternated by Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Aaron Gelkoff, Michael Hawkins and Rufus Kampa; Pandora is shared by Molly May Gibson, Matilda Hopkins, Rebecca Nardin and Riya Vyas.

Making up the adult cast are Amy Ellen Richardson (Sweet Charity), Andrew Langtree (Groundhog Day), Ian Talbot (Hairspray), Holly Ashton (A Study in Scarlet), Lara Denning (Matilda), Mathew Craig (Miss Saigon), Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick) and John Hopkins (The One).

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ The Musical is set to be a hilarious musical written for a brand new generation of Mole fans. It plays at the Ambassadors Theatre from 15 June – 12 October.

Sorry this show closed 29 September 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

Les Miserables
The Lion King
Performance dates:
11 Oct 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 12+
Audience Notes:
This show is suitable for fans of the original Adrian Mole books, and anyone who loves a fun 80s musical. The whole family will love this show!

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - The Musical Reviews

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User Reviews


A fun comedy with some of the best child actors I’ve ever seen on stage. The script is great and the score in parts is good. The best scene comes towards the end of Act 2 so is worth sticking around. True to the books and fans should approve of what Read more

Performance date: 24 July 2019

A wonderful new musical set in 1981 which was full of nostalgia for me! Very true to the Adrian Mole books, I thought the performances of the children were really good with some genuine laugh out loud funny moments. The songs were quite catchy and Read more

Performance date: 18 July 2019

This show simply wowed me! I think everyone can relate to the story and characters one way or another, so you will quickly feel totally immersed in the show. I am so glad I have seen it and will probably see it again.

Performance date: 06 July 2019
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