With an infectious original score, this new adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 rediscovers the much-loved novel and brings Adrian’s story to life at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Opening in Adrian’s 50th birthday year, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s musical of Leicester’s favourite teen 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 ¾… To top it off, when new girl Pandora captures his heart, his best friend Nigel steals hers. Can Adrian win back her love and escape his chaotic family life?

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ was Sue Townsend’s first novel, published by Penguin Books in 1982. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, been translated into 30 languages, and spawned 7 sequel Adrian Mole novels.

 

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