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Moulin Rouge Broadway Set, Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Photo by Monique Carboni

Moulin Rouge Broadway Set, Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Photo by Monique Carboni

Moulin Rouge The Musical is coming to the West End

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 18 October 2019, Last Updated 23 October 2019

Dust off your feather boas, pour yourself a glass of champagne and get ready to do the can-can in excitement – hedonistic and bohemian classic Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic and resplendent film is brought to life on stage by Alex Timbers in an electrifying musical full of mash-ups, petticoats and one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler. Photo by Matthew MurphyDanny Burstein as Harold Zidler. Photo by Matthew Murphy

A celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and – above all – love set in 1900 in Monmatre, Paris, Moulin Rouge tells the heart-wrenching love story of a penniless writer and a beautiful courtesan. With the love-struck pair originally played by Ewan McGregor and Nichole Kidman, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been delighting audiences on Broadway, and now comes to the UK for the first time. The score includes all the classic mash-up songs from the 2001 film as well as some original new compositions created out of more contemporary songs.

The original Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Photo by Matthew MurphyThe original Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The production features a book by Tony Award-winner John Logan (Red, Gladiator, The Aviator), choreography by Emmy Award-winner Sonya Tayeh (Kung Fu), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

Producer Carmen Pavlovic said:

‘After ten years in development, and following the fantastic response to Moulin Rouge! The Musical in New York, we are thrilled to be sharing this musical with audiences in the UK. We can’t wait to bring the show to London!’

Jacqueline B. Arnold as La Chocolat, Robyn Hurder as Nini, Holly James as Arabia and Jeigh Madjus as Baby Doll. Photo by Matthew MurphyJacqueline B. Arnold as La Chocolat, Robyn Hurder as Nini, Holly James as Arabia and Jeigh Madjus as Baby Doll. Photo by Matthew Murphy

We don’t know about you, but we’ll be following the green fairy all the way to the Piccadilly Theatre!

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