Pretty Woman: The Musical

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The stage version of the beloved 1990 romantic comedy starring transfers to the West End, delighting fans of the film and all lovers of great modern musicals.
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Booking until 2 January 2021
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Moulin Rouge

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Following its hugely successful premiere on Broadway, the spectacular stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film Moulin Rouge! is set to arrive in London at the Piccadilly Theatre in Autumn 2021.

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0844 871 7630
Access Booking:0844 871 7677
Group Booking:020 7206 1174
Stage Door:020 7478 8800
Piccadilly Theatre London

History

First opening in 1928, the Piccadilly established itself as a major theatrical venue with a production of Jerome Kern's Blue Eyes, starring Evelyn Lane, one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period. Briefly taken over by Warner Brothers in the early years, the Piccadilly hosted the UK's first ever talking picture, The Singing Fool.

In 1929, the venue reverted back to a theatre, housing The Student Prince (1929) and Folly to be Wise (1931). Following a brief stint as a cabaret restaurant, the theatre re-opened as the London Casino in 1936, hosting lavish stage extravaganzas. Unfortunately, the theatre was damaged by a bomb during the Second World War and was closed for renovations.

The 1950's saw the theatre restored and once again hosting prolific plays, revues and musicals. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Streetcar Named Desire and Man of La Mancha made their debuts at the theatre throughout the 1960's and 70's. In 1964, The Beatles recorded a number of songs for a radio show, whilst 1976 saw Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton's musical Very Good Eddie run for 411 performances.

From 1986, the Piccadilly became the host of ITV variety show Live From the Piccadilly, with Jimmy Tarbuck, followed by seasons of dance and ballet, including Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Throughout the 21st century, the theatre earned its name on the West End, housing a string of hit musicals, including Ragtime (2003), starring Maria Friedman, Noises Off (2003), Jumpers (2003-2004), Jailhouse Rock - The Musical (2004-2005), Guys and Dolls (2005-2007), which starred a number of names at different times, such as Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Russell, Douglas Hodge, Nigel Harman, Patrick Swayze, Ben Richards, Sally Ann Triplett, Neil Morrissey and many more.

Further notable productions include Grease (2007-2011), starring Siobhan Dillon and Ray Quinn, Ghost the Musical (2011-2012), starring Richard Fleeshman, Jennifer Saunders' Viva Forever! (2012-2013) and Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage (2013-2014).

In recent years, the Piccadilly Theatre has played host to Jersey Boys (2014), which transferred over from the Prince Edward Theatre and continued to play to packed out audiences until March 2017.

Following the departure of musical sensation Jersey Boys, which embarked on a UK tour, the Piccadilly played host to the return of Russian company Sovremennik Theatre, who played limited performances of Three Comrades, Two for the Seesaw and Three Sisters. May 2017 saw beloved musical Annie revived at the theatre, directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Miranda Hart, Craig Revel Horwood and Meera Syal as the harridan Miss Hannigan.

Annie closed in February 2018, with Drew McOnie's production of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom arriving, starring Will Young.

2018 also saw the West End return of audience favourite The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. In 2019, the theatre housed the National Theatre's epic The Lehman Trilogy, starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles.

Later in 2019, the producers of Riverdance presented a new dance show Heartbeat of Home

In October, the Young Vic transferred its critically-acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesmanstarring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke. During a performance on November 6th 2019, the ceiling above the Upper Circle collapsed causing the theatre to be evacuated. Performances were canceled for the remainder of the week and resumed on November 11th.

In February 2020, Pretty Woman the Musical began performances, based on the 1990 film of the same name. The musical stars Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac. 

Past Shows

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Death of a Salesman
(closed 4 Jan 2020)
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Heartbeat of Home
(closed 13 Oct 2019)
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The Lehman Trilogy
(closed 31 Aug 2019)

 
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Strictly Ballroom
(closed 20 Oct 2018)
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
(closed 9 Sep 2018)

 
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Annie
(closed 18 Feb 2018)
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Three Sisters
(closed 13 May 2017)
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Two for the Seesaw
(closed 9 May 2017)

 
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Three Comrades
(closed 6 May 2017)
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Jersey Boys
(closed 26 Mar 2017)
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Dirty Dancing
(closed 23 Feb 2014)