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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – The Musical

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Everyone’s favourite teenager Adrian Mole arrives at the Chocolate Factory this summer in this brand new musical take on the iconic Sue Townsend novel. Read More >

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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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/07/2017

Opening Night: 26/07/2017

Closing Night: 09/09/2017

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Dean Chisnall, Lara Denning, John Hopkins, Barry James, Kelly Price, Gay Soper, Benjamin Lewis, Ilan Galkoff, Samuel Menhinick, Asha Banks, Georgia Pemberton, Lara Wollington, Jason Rennie, Callum Mcdonald, Connor Davies, Amir Wilson, Edward Hooper, Max Robson


Director - Luke Sheppard

Choreographer - Rebecca Howell

Lighting Designer - Howard Hudson

Set Designer - Tom Rogers

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Sue Townsend

Lyrics By - Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary

Music By - Pippa Cleary

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