ADRIAN MOLE Comes To The West EndADRIAN MOLE Comes To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Following two highly acclaimed runs at Leicester's Curve theatre in 2015 and the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2017, Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - The Musical, will open at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June until 12 October 2019, with a Gala Night on Tuesday 2 July. Tickets on sale from 5 April. The musical has book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary and direction by Luke Sheppard. Casting to be announced. (more...)

IN THE WILLOWS Comes to The BelgradeIN THE WILLOWS Comes to The Belgrade
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Coventry audiences will be amongst the first to experience a brand new hip hop musical when Metta Theatre's and Exeter Northcott Theatre's In The Willows arrives at the Belgrade Theatre this March. (more...)

Metta Theatre Will Host a Free Hip Hop Workshop and Offers a Chance to Perform at the BelgradeMetta Theatre Will Host a Free Hip Hop Workshop and Offers a Chance to Perform at the Belgrade
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

This Spring, acclaimed production company Metta Theatre invite you to discover The Wind in the Willows as you've never seen it before in their brand new hip hop musical, In The Willows. (more...)

The Belgrade Theatre Announces New Shows on SaleThe Belgrade Theatre Announces New Shows on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has announced another exciting round-up of shows just in time for Christmas, with family fun, fresh new drama, live music and a dance show spectacular among the things to look forward to in 2019. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced For IN THE WILLOWS - Plus New Music Video!Additional Casting Announced For IN THE WILLOWS - Plus New Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Further casting details for the hip-hop musical In The Willows have been revealed, as deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca will be among those joining the previously announced Clive Rowe. Choreographed by Rhimes Lecointe, the production will incorporate British Sign Language (BSL) into the choreography and BSL interpreted performances for a unified production for D/deaf and hearing audiences alike. The production opens at the Exeter Northcott on 22 February 2019, touring the UK until 1 June, with a press night on Thursday 21 March at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. (more...)

Writers Confirmed For Signal - Redefining New British Music Theatre At The Hospital ClubWriters Confirmed For Signal - Redefining New British Music Theatre At The Hospital Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Ground-breaking new musical theatre event SIGNAL is taking over The Hospital Club's Oak Room for the fourth time. This free concert showcases some of the best and boldest new British musical theatre and since its first incarnation last December has presented over fifty world premieres of new musical theatre songs. Helped by a selection of West End performers and accompanied by a live house band, SIGNAL looks to showcase the breadth and talent of those currently developing new British musical theatre. (more...)

Clive Rowe To Star In UK Tour Of Hip Hop Musical IN THE WILLOWSClive Rowe To Star In UK Tour Of Hip Hop Musical IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Olivier award-winning actor, 'the nation's favourite pantomime dame', and star of BBC's The Story of Tracey Beaker, Clive Rowe will star as 'Mr Badger' in the UK tour of IN THE WILLOWS, a brand new musical from the award-winning Metta Theatre, opening at the Exeter Northcott on 22 February 2019, and touring the UK until June. (more...)

Ted Hughes' THE IRON WOMAN Comes to The Other PalaceTed Hughes' THE IRON WOMAN Comes to The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Faber & Faber and the Ted Hughes Estate mark today's 25th anniversary of the publication of the author's environmental morality tale, The Iron Woman by unveiling plans for the first-ever stage adaptation of this highly-topical book, written as a sequel to the former Poet Laureate's enduring children's classic, The Iron Man. (more...)

National Youth Music Theatre Announces 2018 SeasonNational Youth Music Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

The National Youth Music Theatre is proud to announce their 2018 season, opening with a mini touring production of Super Hero at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds as part of The Bury Festival before going on to Curve, Leicester and, finally, The Rose Theatre, Kingston for the International Youth Arts Festival. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Live At Zedel, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at Crazy Coqs, announces their new 2018 summer season produced in partnership with Fane Productions. (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Britain's most beloved diarist (give or take a Bridget Jones) comes to London in chamber musical form in a new adaptation created with the late Sue Townsend's blessing. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's version, tweaked since its premiere run in Leicester in 2015, should certainly prove popular with school holiday audiences, though a broader approach means parents may miss Townsend's subtly genius brand of humour.  (more...)

From Page to Stage to Have One of the Largest Companies in the West End this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) will have one of the largest companies in the West End this summer: a Cast of 56, working alongside 18 Creatives, plus Musicians and over 50 Composers and Writers presenting new musicals! (more...)

BWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE Musical
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Playwright Jake Brunger and composer Pippa Cleary have been creating musicals together since they met at Bristol University in 2008. Their work includes Jet Set Go!, The Great British Soap Opera and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's beloved The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 . The latter begins a London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a Tennessee Williams revival and Bob Dylan-scored drama to royal politics and Adrian Mole, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

Book Now For THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE At Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This summer, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical version of Leicester's favourite teen comes to London's Menier Chocolate Factory. Book tickets here from £45 (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical, which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical of Leicester's favourite teen has undergone a period of further development since its original production at Curve in 2015, and Luke Sheppard's new production will open at the Menier on 26 July at 3.30pm, with previews from 14 July, and runs until 9 September. Priority booking for the productions opens on Monday 22 May, with public booking on Tuesday 30 May. (more...)

Musical Royalty Both On And Off Stage at From Page To Stage Summer Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Aria Entertainment's From Page To Stage (FPTS) are delighted to announce their exciting musical concerts and the eleven new musicals selected to be showcased during their Summer Festival at The Other Palace. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PRODIGY Musical Unveils 'Say It In Song' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2016

Following the recent release of the Original Cast Recording of Brunger & Cleary's new musical PRODIGY, Auburn Jam Records and the National Youth Music Theatre have just released a music video of the behind-the-scenes recording of 'Say It In Song,' the finale of the show, to celebrate its chart success. The album rocketed up the iTunes charts within 24hrs of release to reach #4 in the soundtrack chart and #85 in the main album chart. Check it out below! (more...)

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