THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾
Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary, Adapted from the original novel by Sue Townsend
Director LUKE SHEPPARD
Designer TOM ROGERS
Lighting Designer HOWARD HUDSON
Sound Designer PAUL GROOTHIUS
Orchestrations PAUL HERBERT
Casting Director WILL BURTON CDG
Puppet Design and Direction RACHEL CANNING
Voice and Dialect Coach CHARLIE HUGHES-D'AETH
Fight Director MALCOLM RANSON
Costume Supervisor SALLY WILSON
Production Photographer PAMELA RAITH
Children’s Casting Director JO HAWES
Producer CHRIS STAFFORD
"A delightful new musical"
Ben Brantley - New York Times
"choreographed with cheeky wit by Tim Jackson"
"Luke Sheppard’s modestly scaled production fields just 10 actors…to populate the entire show, but with choreographer Tim Jackson he manages to make it seem busy and full."
"The experimental nativity number performed by the whole company is expertly choreographed by Tim Jackson…the hysterically funny birth of the baby Jesus…magnificently memorable”
"The full company number, ‘If You’d Lived’…is a joy (choreography by Tim Jackson)"
Musical Theatre Review
"The nativity scene. I would happily pay just to see this sequence again."
"this all-singing, all-dancing Mole comes up trumps; in fact, it’s so good it could burrow its way to the West End... it makes you laugh, tugs at your heart-strings and honours the spirit of the original while being playfully inventive"
"it’s no small achievement to make this first musical version such a lively, evocative pleasure... amusing and affecting enough to leave you glowing... a thoroughly charming evening: faithful to the book but with a tenderness of its own"
"a home-grown hit for the Curve... a quaint, unassuming little charmer."
"the set piece finale "Nativity" hilarious"
The British Theatre Guide