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In London’s West End 2020: Pretty Woman – The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre (Preview)

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LONDON – Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Paula Wagner, Nice Productions and LPO have announced that the smash hit  Pretty Woman: The Musical will preview from Valentine’s Day 2020 at the Piccadilly Theatre where it will play for a strictly limited engagement of 46 weeks.

Based off 1990 smash hit film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, Pretty Woman: The Musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, along with Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. The plot of Pretty Woman is a modern version of the classic Cinderella story, as a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. After businessman Edward hires hooker Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer – but will it be enough to overcome the many obstacles that stand between them as they try to bridge their very different worlds?

The musical also features a book by the original film’s director Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton. The musical had its world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it ran at the Nederlander Theatre until August this year. This production will feature direction/choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

Of the cast, Aimie Atkinson will play ‘Vivian Ward’, while Danny Mac will play ‘Edward Lewis’. Joining them are Rachael Wooding as ‘Kit De Luca’, Bob Harms as ‘Happy Man/Mr Thompson’, Neil McDermott as ‘Philip Stuckey’ and Mark Holden as ‘James Morse’.   

The cast also includes Jemma Alexander, Andy Barke, Kimberly Blake, Katie Bradley, Oliver Brenin, Alex Charles, Olly Christopher, Ben Darcy, Daniel De Bourg, Hannah Ducharme, Nicholas Duncan, Paige Fenlon, Damon Gould, Alex Hammond, Antony Hewitt, Matt Jones, Serina Mathew, Katie Monks, Lily Wang, Joanna Woodward, and Charlotte Elisabeth Yorke.

Says Adam Speers of Ambassador Theatre Group Productions: “The West End loves a big night out and none come bigger than this new production re-telling the iconic and much loved movie. The UK has rocked to the legendary work of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for decades and we cannot wait to welcome audiences to the show”.

Says Paula Wagner: “It is really wonderful that UK audiences will get to experience Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre next year. Bryan and Jim’s original score for the show brings an electric new dimension to Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton’s beloved film. We were so fortunate to have Garry working with J.F. on the book of the show. They really captured the essence of Pretty Woman, and along with Jerry’s skillful direction and choreography, this classic love story really has become a great night out at the theatre. 2020 also marks 30 years since the release of the film, and I can’t think of a better place than the Piccadilly Theatre to celebrate!”.

Pretty Woman: The Musical plays from 14th February 2020 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. Tickets available from their website

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