Thursday, May 30

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Pretty Woman – Edinburgh Playhouse
Scotland

Pretty Woman – Edinburgh Playhouse

Most of us are familiar with the 1989 film of Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, directed by Garry Marshall.  For those that aren’t, the narrative is a simple fairy story – millionaire tycoon Edward, visiting Los Angeles on a business trip, stops in Hollywood Boulevard to ask street walker Vivian for directions to the prestigious Beverly Wilshire hotel.  She ends up staying the night.  The following day she is told to kit herself out with some high-end fashion using Edward’s credit card and asked to remain for the rest of the week and accompany him on his various social enterprises.  So far, so Cinderf***ingrella. Pretty Woman the musical, book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton and music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, is a joyous romp which is about as ...
Pretty Woman – Palace Theatre Manchester
North West

Pretty Woman – Palace Theatre Manchester

The Palace Theatre Manchester opened its doors to ‘Pretty Woman the Musical’ as a part of its UK tour, derived from the book by Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton with Music and Lyrics from Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. The 1990 romantic comedy was a huge success on screen starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and was directed by Garry Marshall which received several awards during its time, so I was intrigued to see how it would transfer onto a musical theatre stage. The storyline is based on a billionaire corporate raider businessman Edward Lewis (Ben Darcy) who finds himself in Hollywood whilst working on his latest deal, when lost in the city he meets Vivian Ward (Paige Fenlon) a street worker, the confident prostitute manages to win his attention with her cheeky charm and her know...
Pretty Woman The Musical – Hull New Theatre
Yorkshire & Humber

Pretty Woman The Musical – Hull New Theatre

Picture the scene - good-looking, generous, American billionaire, driving a to-die-for motor, gets lost in the red light district of Hollywood - Hollywood Boulevard. So far, so sort of believable. He attracts the attention of a hooker (and I’m not talking rugby), who offers to drive him in said motor (which belongs to his lawyer) to the posh Beverly Wilshire hotel, where he has booked the penthouse. Not so believable. And what happens next is totally unbelievable, but do you know, the sell-out crowd at the Hull New Theatre on Monday night, soaked up every entertaining minute when Pretty Woman The Musical came to town. Based on the 1989 film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts as the hooker, Vivian Ward, and Richard Gere as the billionaire, Edward Lewis, the musical is a riot...