Speaking on behalf of the producers of the show, Paula Wagner hailed the move to the new venue: “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. With the move to our new home, the Savoy Theatre, we are able to return to share our joy with many more people.”
Pretty Woman - The Musical is based on the hugely popular 1990 movie of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in which two strangers from very different worlds are brought together unexpectedly as wealthy businessman Edward Lewis and the free-spirited call girl Vivian Ward overcome the odds in a week that transforms their lives forever.
The lead casting in the show remains unchanged for the reopening, with Danny Mac starring in the role of Edward Lewis and Aimie Atkinson as Vivian Ward with supporting roles being taken up by Rachael Wooding as Kit De Luca, Bob Harms playing the Happy Man/Mr Thompson, Mark Holden as James Morse and Neil McDermott as Philip Stuckey.
The book for the show is by Garry Marshall and screenwriter for the movie J.F. Lawton with the original music and lyrics provided by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams and also including the unmistakable Roy Orbison track “Oh, Pretty Woman”.
After opening at the Piccadilly Theatre on February 13th, 2020 the West End production of Pretty Woman: The Musical was along with the rest of the West End forced to suspend performances just a month later due to the Covid-19 pandemic but from July 8th 2021 romance will once again be in the air at the Savoy Theatre and tickets for Pretty Woman - The Musical are on sale now.