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.
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
It’s not so much that Pretty Woman: The Musical isn’t much good, which it isn’t. More to the point is that this West End replica of the recent Broadway musical of the 1990 film feels utterly superfluous
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