Moulin Rouge! The Musical is on its way to London’s West End – here’s all we know so far.
The hit stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film is on its way to the UK after making its debut on Broadway in summer 2019.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical West End opening
Moulin Rouge! will begin performances in London at the Piccadilly Theatre on 12 November 2021, it’s been announced.
Tickets are currently on pre-sale for ATG members and will go on general sale from 9AM on Monday, 24 May.
The show was originally due to open in March 2021 but was delayed due to the pandemic.
Alex Timbers will direct with the cast for the London production still to be announced after auditions first started in Spring 2020.
The show said: “We’re moving our London performance dates to Autumn 2021 to ensure the show is perfectly SPECTACULAR when it arrives!
“We cannot wait to see the West End shine bright like a diamond once more. To Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love! ”
Producer Carmen Pavlovic commented: “At its heart, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is about a group of artists fighting to keep their stage show alive. That element of the story has felt very real for us as a company, as we’ve contended with the Covid shutdown and delay to our UK premiere.
“But now we are so excited and so honoured to finally confirm that our show will form part of a revitalised West End. We cannot wait for the red windmill to start turning in London!”
Moulin Rouge The Musical is based on the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann and written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. It tells the story of Christian who falls in love with actress and courtesan Satine, star of Paris cabaret venue Moulin Rouge.
The jukebox musical features a book by John Logan with a pop rock score made up of songs from artists ranging from Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sia, Katy Perry and Beyonce to Elton John , Lorde, The White Stripes and The Police.