Teenagers of the eighties will all remember this secret diary of a loveable loser who can’t catch a break. Hilariously captured in his notebook, adolescence doesn’t offer much for our Adrian. His parents’ crumbling marriage, spots and bullies, his unrequited love for Pandora, and the erratic behaviour of his dog – his teenage world is an outrageous triumph of deadpan and deadly accurate satire.
A cult classic, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ will be brought to life on the Belfast stage and beyond by the boisterous Bruiser Theatre Company.
Bruiser Artistic Director Lisa May said:
‘We’re delighted to be bringing Adrian back as our 20th anniversary production. The charming banter of this troubled 13 year old is as relevant today as it’s ever been, with the echoes of the Thatcher period still ringing in our ears. It’s amazingly good fun to direct, and our talented local cast are churning out the 80s tunes throughout the show. If you read the book, you’ll love the play – and so will your kids!’
Rehearsals are well underway ahead of opening night this week as the cast of five local actors are working hard to create a nostalgic eighties treat, that’s as satirical as it is hilarious.
The hormones and ardour of Adrian’s romance with Pandora is portrayed with alarming realism, as Adam Dougal (Adrian), and Colette Lennon (Pandora), are busily planning their wedding, which will take place a week after the show closes!
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, kicks off at The MAC, Belfast, before touring across the country to Armagh, Lisburn, Derry, Dublin, Ballina and Mullingar.
Opening at The MAC on 22 September and runs until 7 October, before an Irish tour from the 10 – 15 October. Visit www.bruisertheatrecompany.com to book.