The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾

Menier Chocolate Factory

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾

14 Jul 2017 - 09 Sep 2017

£40.00 - £50.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

4.3 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

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In 1980s Leicester, 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?

Based on Townsend's multi-million-selling comic novel.

A new staging of the musical first seen at the Curve in Leicester in 2015.

Ages 12+


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“Perfectly realised... A warmly appealing bulletin from more innocent times, full of memorable, hummable songs... Lovely, lovely.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A blast: an entertainment-focused spectacle with smart jokes and even better songs. The child performances sparkle.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“A rather bawdy affair at times, perfectly capturing the inherently comic nature of puberty.”

Joe Vesey-Byrne (Independent)

“A joyous British musical comedy that feels funny, poignant and – despite being set in the 1980s – remarkably fresh.”

Paul Vale (The Stage)

“Inevitably sacrifices some of the deliciously Pooterish detail of its boy-diarist but it is a fresh and funny show.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The songs are good, flimsy fun... Full-throttle performances and exuberantly absurdist humour... really bring the magic.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Funny, nuanced and surprisingly moving... Of its time but also stands its ground in the here and now... Immensely relatable.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Lewis, rarely offstage, is phenomenal, perfectly capturing Adrian’s pedantic, wistful charm.”

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