With frocks galore and towering heels (and that’s just the audience) it’s hard to believe ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ has been running for a year at the Savoy Theatre – such was the excitement.
The original run began at the Piccadilly Theatre in February 2020; however, performances were cancelled after just one month due to the pandemic. The show re-opened at the Savoy Theatre in July 2021.
Based on the classic film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ is a romantic comedy telling the story of a chance encounter between sex worker Vivian Ward (Aimie Atkinson) and businessman Edward Lewis (Danny Mac). Keen to have a date but no romantic tangles, Edward invites Vivian to escort him to a number of events. But time spent together deepens their relationship and what was meant to be a financial arrangement turns into an emotional rollercoaster – the sort Edward thought he was paying to avoid!
Fortunately for fans of the movie, the ‘Pretty Woman’ musical follows the film’s storyline, with a book by Garry Marshall and the film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton, and original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.
One year on and the allure of ‘Pretty Woman’ shows no signs of abating. The world may be in a mess, but people still need hope and an opportunity to smile, and this beloved Hollywood story does just that.
Currently booking until 28th January 2023, you can find out further details and book tickets to the show by visiting https://london.prettywomanthemusical.com/