After breaking advance box office records at the Piccadilly Theatre when it opened in February 2020, the smash-hit feel-good PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL returns to the West End this Summer in its new home the Savoy Theatre, with performances from 8th July 2021.
On behalf of all the producers, Paula Wagner said today “Our London production of Pretty Woman: The Musical had just opened when the world changed and our cherished theatres were forced to close due to the pandemic. When we opened in the West End a year ago we had broken advance box-office records at the Piccadilly and were playing to sold out houses. With so many ticket holders eager to see this show about love and resilience, we knew we would bring back Pretty Woman when the time was safe and right. With the move to our new home, the Savoy Theatre, we are able to return to share our joy with many more people. We look forward to everyone being together soon and giving our audiences the chance to come and enjoy the ultimate fun night out we all deserve right now.”
The show will star Aimie Atkinson as ‘Vivian Ward’ and Danny Mac as ‘Edward Lewis’. They are joined by are Rachael Wooding as ‘Kit De Luca’, Bob Harms as ‘Happy Man/Mr Thompson’, Neil McDermott as ‘Philip Stuckey’ and Mark Holden as ‘James Morse’. Further casting will be announced soon.
Aimie Atkinson (Vivian Ward) was in the original West End cast of the hit musical Six at the Arts Theatre and was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance. Her other credits include Daniela in In the Heights at King’s Cross Theatre, Serena in Legally Blonde at Kilworth House and Chloe in Never Forget – The Take That Musical and Luisa in Zorro The Musical, both on the national tour. Aimie is also the winner of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre Award.
Danny Mac (Edward Lewis) appeared as Bob Wallace in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre in the West End. His many other theatre credits include Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard and Nino in Amelie, both on national tour, Gabey in On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the West End productions of Wicked and Legally Blonde. Danny captured the nation’s hearts and received overwhelming support during his incredible time on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, making it all the way to the final.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, it is directed and choreographed by the two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. PRETTY WOMAN the film (produced by Arnon Milchan – New Regency Productions) was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990.
Atlantic Records’ PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) is produced by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and is now available on all DSP’s.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL has scenic design by David Rockwell, costumes by Tom Rogers from the original Broadway designs by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette, and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke. 101 Productions, Ltd are the Global General Management Consultant.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in March 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it ran at the Nederlander Theatre. The German production opened in Hamburg at the Stage Theater an der Elbe in September 2019 to rave reviews. A US tour of the show will open this Autumn.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Paula Wagner, Nice Productions, LPO, New Regency Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Kilimanjaro Theatricals/Joshua Andrews, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions & Co., Roy Furman, Edward Walson, deRoy Kierstead and Stage Entertainment.
We are excited to open in July, but this is subject to the government allowing indoor performances to begin by then with sufficient notice, understanding what restrictions on social distancing and audience number caps are imposed, the public health status, and the availability of insurance cover either from the market or more likely from a government indemnity scheme.
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, London, WC2R 0ET
Rachael Wooding (Kit De Luca) West End credits include Meat and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Annette in Saturday Night Fever at the Apollo Victoria. She has appeared in the UK Tours of Fat Friends The Musical, Footloose and played Eva Peron in Evita. Rachael was also a semi-finalist in the 2016 series of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Bob Harms (Happy Man/Mr Thompson) most recently appeared in Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. His other West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre, Footloose at the Novello Theatre, Imagine This at the New London Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatre and Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. Bob has appeared in the UK Tours of Jackie The Musical, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar and Anything Goes and in the international tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.
Neil McDermott (Philip Stuckey) is probably best known for playing the role of Ryan Malloy in BBC1’s EastEnders. His other television credits include Doctor Who, George Gently and Kiss Of Death all on the BBC, and The Royal and Rosemary and Thyme both on ITV. Neil’s West End credits include Shrek the Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The Wind in the Willows, Follies and The Sound of Music, all at the London Palladium. He has also appeared in the UK Tours of Club Tropicana and The Sound of Music.
Mark Holden (James Morse) most recently played Bill Devaney in The Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre and on a UK Tour. His other theatre credits include the UK tours of Fame and The Jungle Book. His television credits include Wilf in Sky One’s A Discovery of Witches, and Martin Sinclair in Sky Atlantic’s series Riviera. On film, Mark can be seen in World War Z, Captain Phillips and Final Destination.