Cast announced for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole musical at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

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Casting has been announced for The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – the Musical at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Directed by Douglas Rintoul, the new revival production opens on 28 April and runs until 21 May.


The cast is led by James Hameed (Be More Chill) in the title role, joined by Ben Williamson-Jones, Claire Storey, Dominic Gee-Burch, Lauryn Redding, Luke Thornton, Sioned Saunders, Tom Self, Sally Cheng and Steve Simmonds.

James Hameed said: “I’m looking forward to bringing this material to a whole new audience, with a fresh new take. It’ll be wonderful returning to the Queens Theatre Hornchurch, I first did a show there back when I was six years old so it’s more like a homecoming!”

The musical will be directed by Douglas Rintoul, assisted by Adam Dear, with musical direction by Tom Self and choreography from Sundeep Saini, set & costume design is by Alfie Heywood, lighting design by Sherry Coenen, sound design by Chris Murray with accent coaching from Charmian Hoare.

Director Douglas Rintoul said: “We’re excited to get started on this hugely enjoyable, hilarious, and quintessentially British musical. It’s just what we’ll need this spring, and I can’t think of a better way to end my time here at Queens Theatre Hornchurch.

“We’ve put together a top team, you’ll recognise many from other hit musicals and pantos at the Queen’s who are stoked about bringing one of the UK’s best-loved comedy characters to life. This is going to be a great night out for all generations.”

Life’s pretty hard when you’re a misunderstood and spotty teenager living in a cul-de-sac in 80s Leicester. Adrian’s life simply can’t get any worse – until new girl Pandora joins a class and captures his heart. But can Adrian win her love and escape from the school bully and his chaotic family life?

Based on Sue Townsend’s best selling book, this outrageously funny tale of teenage angst and unrequited love features one of the most endearing comedy characters of all time.

From the team behind Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Made in Dagenham, this new production of a hit West End musical, based on the classic novels which also inspired the iconic ITV sitcom, has an infectious score that will make you laugh whilst tugging at your heartstrings.

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