Pretty Woman: The Musical is nearly here! Transferring from across the pond, this highly-anticipated production is sure to light up the West End upon its arrival in February.
Following a record-breaking run on Broadway in 2018, Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers to London’s Piccadilly Theatre from the 13th of February 2020. Adapted from the hit 90’s film of the same name, Pretty Woman is a sublime romantic comedy. Made famous by Julia Roberts as the iconic Vivian, and Richard Gere as Edward, the musical stretches these characters through song, their increasing closeness made all the more irresistible.
With a book by Garry Marshall and J.F Lawton – who directed and wrote the original screenplay respectively – and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, Pretty Woman has received wide critical acclaim. Starring Aimie Atkinson (Six, In The Heights) and Danny Mac (White Christmas, Amelie) to the tune of a nine-piece orchestra, this highly anticipated musical can’t come soon enough. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray, Legally Blonde) too, this musical sees a collaboration between the very best in the business.
One of Hollywood’s all-time favourite stories, Pretty Woman gives focus to the characters of Vivian and Edward in an entirely new way. Their worlds collide when the latter – a rich entrepreneur – hires Vivian, a prostitute, to act as his companion at a handful of social events for the week. Despite their differences, feelings of love soon complicate their initial transaction and the rest, as they say, is history. Given new life through a score peppered with country-style ballads, Adams’ knowledge of the storyline alone has proved food enough for Pretty Woman’s translation into musical form.
The success of Pretty Woman is undeniable. During previews at the Nederlander Theatre on Broadway, the stage production grossed over 1 million dollars. And as of September last year, its reach expanded even further, premiering at Hamburg’s Stage Theatre an der Elbe. A guaranteed tonic to our turbulent times, Pretty Woman has been deemed as uplifting and joyous. Audiences everywhere have fallen head over heels for this dazzling tale, so don’t miss your chance to experience this phenomenal event. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Playing until the 2nd of January 2021, with tickets from £17.75.