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Pretty Woman: The Musical heads to West End 30 years after classic Julia Roberts film

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The Piccadilly Theatre will play host to Pretty Woman: The Musical for a very limited run, with Bryan Adams stepping in to helm the tunes.

The musical, based off Garry Marshalls 1990 award-winning film of the same name – starring Julia Roberts (who won a Golden Globe for the role) and Richard Gere – will hit the West End theatre on Valentines Day next year.

A teaser video was released today that revealed the big…huge news to the backing of Roy Orbisons Pretty Woman hit.

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The classic story centers on an eccentric sex worker by the name of Vivian Ward who is hired by wealthy businessman Edward Lewis to escort him to several high-flying social and business events.

Of course, they develop a relationship as the unlikely pair fall for each other after only a week.

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Paula Wagner, Nice Productions and LPO announced the exciting news today, revealing a strictly limited run of 46 weeks.

This is huge (Picture: Touchstone Pictures)

Adam Speers from Ambassador Theatre Group Productions said today: The West End loves a big night out and none come bigger than this new production re-telling the iconic and much-loved movie. The UK has rocked to the legendary work of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for decades and we cannot wait to welcome audiences to the show.

The musical, which premiered in Chicago in March last year and Broadway in August, features music and lyrics by Bryan and Jim Vallance.

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Its directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

The musical features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, sound design by John Shivers, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S Rosenberg, hair design by Josh Marquette and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadway World/REX (10331644k) Samantha Barks and Andy Karl 'Pretty Woman the Musical', New York, USA - 09 Jul 2019 Family of Roy Orbison Performs Title Song With the Cast
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Samantha Barks and Andy Karl
Pretty Woman the Musical, New York, USA – 09 Jul 2019
Family of Roy Orbison Performs Title Song With the Cast
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