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Adrian Mole

July - September 2017

About The Show

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.

Set in 1980s Leicester, we follow 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 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?

With an infectious score and a script which stays true to the original novel, this heart-warming musical will bring Adrian’s story to life for a new generation.

Book and lyrics are by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics are by Pippa Cleary and the show is directed by Luke Sheppard.

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Adrian Mole

‘A perfectly realised new British musical’
‘A lovely, lovely show’


Evening Standard

‘Formidably funny’



‘Utterly delightful, it’s a ray of giddy sunshine’

Time Out

Show Info

Sue Townsend’s
The Secret Diary of
Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4


14th July – 9th September


Tues – Sat 8pm
Sat & Sun 3:30pm


RUNNING TIME – 2hrs 20mins (including interval)


Pauline – Kelly Price
George – Dean Chisnall
Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton – John Hopkins
Doreen/Miss Elf – Lara Denning
Grandma – Gay Soper
Bert – Barry James
Adrian – Benjamin Lewis / Ilan Galkoff / Samuel Menhinick / Guillermo Bedward
Barry – Jason Rennie / Callum Mcdonald / Connor Davies
Nigel – Amir Wilson / Edward Hooper / Max Robson
Pandora – Asha Banks / Georgia Pemberton / Lara Wollington

Understudies – Mathew Craig / Claire Greenway



Book & Lyrics – Jake Brunger
Music & Lyrics – Pippa Cleary
Dirctor – Luke Sheppard
Choreographer – Rebecca Howell
Set & Costume Design – Tom Rogers
Lighting Design – Howard Hudson
Sound Design – Greg Clarke
Musical Direction – Alex Parker
Orchestrations – Paul Herbert