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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 Tickets

London Musical
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 is back in London with affordable tickets now on sale.
This joyous new musical adaptation of Sue Townsend‘s best-selling book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ -The Musical arrives in London for a strictly limited season! A timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he’s the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain. With an infectious score and a script as sidesplittingly outrageous as the original novel, this critically acclaimed production brings Adrian’s story to life for a new generation of theatregoers. Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, directed by Luke Sheppard. Set in 1980s Leicester, Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4, follows the daily dramas and misadventures of Adrian's adolescent life. With dysfunctional parents, ungrateful elders, a growing debt to school bully Barry Kent and an unruly pimple on his chin, life is hard for a misunderstood intellectual who is only 13 3/4... To top it off, when new girl Pandora joins the class and captures his heart, his best friend Nigel steals hers. Can Adrian win her love and escape from his chaotic family life?
  • local_play Tickets from only £19
  • date_range Jun 15, 2019 → Sep 28, 2019
  • assistant Ambassadors Theatre
    West Street,London, WC2H 9ND
  • subway Leicester Square
  • access_time 2hr 20min (inc. interval)
  • supervised_user_circle Recommended age 10+
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 (86 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Aug 25, 2017

    Excellent production! Clever and hilarious

  • Review Avatar Aug 26, 2017

    Amazing script, score and cast. Fantastic singing especially from the kids. Laughed all way through, thank you Sue Townsend!

  • Review Avatar Sep 2, 2017

    Great energetic performances and excellent live music. For the price of the tickets I did expect it to be longer so was disappointed a little.

  • Review Avatar Jun 20, 2019

    Excellent performances from the cast. Not a single dull moment throughout the play.

  • Review Avatar Jun 23, 2019

    I came with my two teenage sons. We are all big fans of the Adrian Mole books. The cast were excellent-each one just as we imagined them. Parts were hilarious and parts quite sad. It was true to the first book and I think Sue Townsend would have loved this production.

  • Review Avatar Jun 26, 2019

    Best show I have seen in a long time

  • Review Avatar Jun 28, 2019

    Adult actors were excellent! I really enjoyed your show!

  • Review Avatar Jun 29, 2019

    Best musical in the West End!

  • Review Avatar Jul 8, 2019

    This musical is well written and presented. The talented cast worked hard to give a great performance. Although a small theater, this gives a good atmosphere and enhances the enjoyment. A thoroughly enjoyable show.

  • Review Avatar Jul 17, 2019

    Saw the tv show long ago but this was so much more cute and fun. Had a great time.

  • Review Avatar Jul 19, 2019

    Really funny; it's not Shakespeare, but if you liked the books you'll have a great time.

  • Review Avatar Jul 19, 2019

    MOST ENJOYABLE PRODUCTION-it deserves to do well for its short run

  • Review Avatar Jul 20, 2019

    Excellent show

  • Review Avatar Jul 21, 2019

    An energetic fun production. We all enjoyed it.Good catchy tunes and non stop action

  • Review Avatar Jul 22, 2019

    brilliant family fun

  • Review Avatar Jul 22, 2019

    Like so many people in the audience I had read the original umpteen years ago and wanted to see how it had been transformed for the stage. I was not disappointed! It was funny and sad in equal measure, as was the book, and beautifully performed by the cast. It had the edge of ridiculousness too which played up the humour with which Sue Townsend brilliantly endowed the book and the life of Adrian. The cast were tremendous - not a flaw anywhere in the production. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening - bringing back so many memories.

  • Review Avatar Jul 23, 2019

    Fantastic acting, fast moving full of surprises and laughs, very entertaining

  • Review Avatar Jul 24, 2019

    The show was very funny in places, mostly when the man character, Adrian, was 'reading' from his diary and I chuckled away quite happily. The rest of the cast were also brilliant. I was amazed by John Hopkins' very funny roles and performance, having often seen him on TV in a straight role, even costume drama, (more recently Poldark). At the risk of sounding contradictory, as it is a musical comedy set in the 1980s, there was a little bit too much of Fame-style dancing and choreography. The theatre staff were all friendly and helpful. lastly, the price of a small bottle of beer @ £7.50 is exorbitant!

  • Review Avatar Jul 24, 2019

    Great kids and lots of energy from the whole cast. Just wasn’t our type of musical. Lovely small theatre.

  • Review Avatar Jul 26, 2019

    Great show. Loved the characters who played multiple roles. The theater was HOT but staff was great and super friendly.