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A Musical Version Of Pretty Woman Hits London In February

By Alex Landon

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman, walking down the street – and into the West End!

The “turning hit films into (hopefully) hit musicals” bandwagon has reached full speed, and I for one am here for it. Hot on the heels of announcements for musical versions of Frozen, Back to the Future, and Big came news of a Pretty Woman musical, opening in London on February 13th 2020 (handily, just in time for Valentine’s Day!). And tickets are still available for this mesmerising show!

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Pretty Woman

Despite being released 29 years ago, Pretty Woman still holds the US box office record for most tickets sold for a romantic comedy. The UK’s love for the film means the musical should be a hit too, with the show having already charmed Chicago and New York. It follows the same plot as the film, but if you’re thinking “wait a minute, there’s no singing in it”, fear not!

See also: A musical version of The Devil Wears Prada is coming to town.

 

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The musical has roped in some rather talented names to sprinkle that West End magic all over the plot, as legendary rocker Bryan Adams and his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance have created original songs for the show. The film’s original screenwriter J.F. Lawton has co-written the book, and two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell is in charge of directing and choreographing the shenanigans. Big names indeed…

See also: Jake Gyllenhaal is starring in a Sondheim musical in June.

 

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The key roles of Edward and Vivian are to be played by Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson respectively – keep an eye on their Instagram page for more updates. You’ll find it at the Piccadilly Theatre from February 2020, and it’ll be in residence until January 2nd, 2021. Plenty of time to get excited in the meantime!

Find your tickets to Pretty Woman: The Musical here.

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