One of Hollywood's most famous romcoms, 1990 movie Pretty Woman starred Julia Roberts as street worker Vivian, who meets wealthy Edward and has her world turned upside down. Get tickets to the London's West End musical theatre version of this classic movie and you'll be immersed in a dazzlingly romantic, spirit-lifting love story.
Pretty Woman: The Musical is directed and choregraphed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell, who's presided over West End mega-hits including Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray. It boasts an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
All the bits you remember and love from the movie are here: including the legendary shopping scene where Vivian socks it to a rude shop assistant, and the glamorous romance scenes set in a plushy New York hotel. Add original songs into the bargain and you've got a great West End night out guaranteed: it's particularly perfect for a romantic date night, but it's also popular with groups of friends who want a memorable night of musical theatre.
Pretty Woman comes to London's Savoy Theatre after a run on Broadway, where it wowed audiences with its feel-good storyline. This London production is one not to miss for fans of new musicals. But remember, its adult fans means it's not one for kids. Pretty Woman the Musical is recommended for ages 12-plus only.
Pretty Woman London tickets
Pretty Woman the musical is one of London’s hottest new night’s out. The smash hit Broadway adaptation of the beloved film has arrived in the West End and taken up residence at the Savoy Theatre, where audiences can enjoy a lavish night of musical romance. Get tickets now and immerse yourself in the classic story of Vivian and Edward – unlikely soulmates who, despite all their differences, find their way to one another.
Pretty Woman musical – a big night out
Pretty Woman the musical is based on the beloved 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Walking Hollywood Boulevard, Vivian meets Edward, a wealthy and solitary businessman who enjoys her company. Edward hires Vivian to accompany him to various social functions throughout the week, transforming her wardrobe and teaching her to fit in with his world. But although the pair find themselves growing increasingly close, the differences between them only grow more apparent.
When Vivian realises her true feelings for Edward, she no longer wants their relationship to be transactional. But with such a divide between them, is it better for everyone involved if they part ways? Or should they keep on fighting for the fairy tale? With countless five star reviews and praise from publications across London, Pretty Woman is a night out not to be missed.
Pretty Woman cast
Pretty Woman stars Aimie Atkinson as Vivian, the role originated by Julia Roberts. Atkinson is best known for her role in Six the Musical, and has also appeared in In The Hights and Dirty Dancing. Starring alongside her as Edward, the role played in the film by Richard Gere, is Danny Mac, known for his work in White Christmas, Amelie the Musical, Wicked and Les Misérables, among others.
The Pretty Woman cast is also made up of Courtney Bowman as Kit De Luca, John Addison as Philip Stuckey, Mark Holden as James Morse and Andy Barke as Happy Man/Mr Thompson, alongside a talented ensemble.
Pretty Woman the musical creative team
Pretty Woman has a book by Gary Marshall and J.F. Lawton, original director and screenwriter of the film respectively. It is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
The music and lyrics in Pretty Woman the musical comes from the powerful creative team of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Adams, the wildly successful recording artist and creator of 14 beloved studio albums, chose not to watch the film whilst writing so that his work would not be influenced by it. His partnership with Vallance is forty years strong, and Vallance has also worked with other top-selling artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith and Michael Bublé. Expect dazzling choreography and set design, powerful ballads that will blow you away, and an irresistibly romantic story brought you by the team that first told it thirty years ago. Pretty Woman musical London tickets are available now
With so much buzz around Pretty Woman, tickets are a hot commodity. Don’t delay in booking and get down to the Savoy Theatre for a night of romance and fairy tale wonder that you’ll never forget.
I’ve never seen a show that’s whiter, more American or more heterosexual than Pretty Woman the Musical
Big Fun. Huge
Everything is tighter, more relaxed and polished
Magnetic Aimie Atkinson brings power and depth to musical rom-com revival
But you know what? I really enjoyed it
This show is a sure-fire hit
There may be a bit of wish-fulfillment to all of this - the score and book are both written by all-male teams, and the show its also written and directed by a man - but it also has a happy, eventually feel-good vibe to it
Popular film romcom looks fairly icky on stage. Not so pretty, actually.
No amount of feminist T-shirts can save this regressive, over-priced spin-off
If Pretty Woman – The Musical had any conscience it would adapt itself to the actors performing it and to the era in which it has been launched
Cynical and deeply unimaginative musical re-tread of the hit 1990 romcom
Good performances can’t save this shallow, outdated vision of sex work
Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson star in the schmaltzy and shallow Hollywood tale, told with a few winning songs
This aggressively stupid musical version of the Julia Roberts smash justifies the terrible Broadway reviews