The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole London Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Dated

About the Show

Sue Townsend's best-selling book is brought to life in a new musical adaptation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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101 Reviews | 4 Followers
Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you have been a closet Adrian Mole fan your whole life. You want a humorous look at teenage angst.

Don't see it if You are looking for a new take on the story.

30 Reviews | 2 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want a feel good show

Don't see it if You don’t like people

34 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are looking for a charming new British musical based on a classic. It spotlights some brilliant new talent and has a catchy score.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the original source material or aren't a fan of teen led narratives

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
Dated, Entertaining

See it if If you like the books

Don't see it if If you don't like the books

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Enjoy shows based on childhood experience

Don't see it if You want something serious

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Refreshing, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You have liked 80s, and modern musicals

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to

Critic Reviews (7)

The Telegraph (UK)
July 2nd, 2019

The music is a judicious mix of rock-poppy chirpy and strains more wistful and ballad-driven...All in all, cheering good fun.
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July 2nd, 2019

This jolly musical, on the other hand, based on the first book in Sue Townsend's clear-eyed epic...takes us back to his first, more optimistic incarnation. It's very good fun.
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The Arts Desk
July 6th, 2019

But what Adrian Mole crucially lacks is any real charm or room to breathe, not to mention a score to lift the audience beyond nostalgia...
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The London Evening Standard
July 3rd, 2019

But while this is at times a noisily unsubtle show, its defining quality is a warm and joyful energy.
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Time Out London
July 3rd, 2019

Sue Townsend's classic story about a nerdy teen makes a solid West End musical...However much the musical makes clunky on-the-nose references to Greer-era feminism, it ends up feeling oddly Victorian in its values. And no one finds that charming.
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London Theatre
July 4th, 2019

The score is predominately dialogue-driven, and there are probably a song or two that needn’t be included., however, the show does culminate in a masterful nativity scene, placenta n’ all.
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The Stage (UK)
July 2nd, 2019

It’s all very polished: fine as a family-friendly, summer-holiday show, but disappointing for devoted fans of the fiction.
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