Tag Archives | Jake Brunger

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ musical to open at Menier Chocolate Factory

A brand new production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – The Musical will opens at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory 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 […]

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NYMT’s Prodigy – original cast recording released

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre have released the original cast recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at the St James Theatre in August 2015. The recording is released today (Monday 25 July), with CDs available at http://prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital […]

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Red Riding Hood – Pleasance Theatre

Red Riding Hood continues at the Pleasance Theatre, London until 3 January 2016. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ This upbeat, slightly off-beat take on the Red Riding Hood story is wholesome and fresh theatre for over-3s. I saw it with three primary school groups aged five to about nine and there was a high level of engagement and spontaneous response. […]

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Competition – Win a family ticket to Red Riding Hood at the Pleasance Theatre

Red Riding Hood at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington (Monday 7 December to Sunday 3 January) “Little Red is clever, Little Red is bright Little Red will find a way to beat you in a fight.” Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ at Leicester Curve) bring a new musical twist […]

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New musical version of Red Riding Hood plays the Pleasance in December

A new musical version of the classic fairytale Red Riding Hood will play the Christmas season at Pleasance Theatre, Islington this December. Red Riding Hood is the latest work from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, the writing team behind the stage musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ which […]

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Prodigy – National Youth Music Theatre – St James Theatre

Prodigy continues at the St James Theatre, London until 15 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ With the very physical motion of descent into the St James’ intimate and sheer curved arena, you may get the feeling you’re leaving your disbelief at sea level. The curved, violin-esque wooden set, with an inset piano and band at […]

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – The Musical – Curve Leicester

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ – The Musical continues at Curve Leicester until 4 April. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Child actors who win plum parts like these are always going to be good, but 14-year old Joel Fossard-Jones – one of four Adrian Moles recruited for this world premiere production – has the audience on […]

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The Writers’ Playground 2 – Union Theatre

The Writers’ Playground 2 was performed at the Union Theatre, London. Star rating: 3 stars **** Returning to the Union Theatre on Sunday after a successful debut in September, Fairground Theatre Company’s night of new musical theatre writing, The Writers’ Playground has reached the ‘difficult second gig’ stage that any ongoing series must face. Created to be […]

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Adrian Mole musical at Curve – full cast revealed

The full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾  – The Musical has been revealed by Curve, Leicester today. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole), Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter). The role of Adrian will be shared by Lewis Andrews, Sebastian Croft, Joel Fossard-Jones and Toby […]

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Adrian Mole musical to premiere in Leicester next year

Leicester’s favourite teenager, Adrian Mole, will be the star of Curve’s brand new musical which premieres in spring 2015. With book and lyrics by Jake Brunger and music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, this new musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s best-seller will open on 17 March 2015, with previews from 7 March, and runs until 4 April (tickets are on […]

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