Reasons To See Moulin Rouge! The Musical In London

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical is packing in audiences at then Piccadilly Theatre in London and is an extremely hot ticket.  Here's why?

What is the musical Moulin Rouge about?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is set in Paris, in the famous and atmospheric Montmartre Quarter. It’s a bold, daring, and totally indulgent show which as the curtain rises, sees Christian, a young lovesick writer taking his seat inside the Moulin Rouge, and looking forward to the evening’s exciting events. Christian is greeted by the “sparkling diamond,” and star of the show Satine and there's a connection between them as they appear besotted by each other from the very first glance. The audience also then meet Harold Zidler, their larger-than-life host at the Moulin Rouge, along with the fabulously wealthy Duke of Monroth who attempts to buy his romantic passions. But, while the course of love doesn’t always run smoothly, Satine and Christian look to do all it takes to be together.

When was the premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical received its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre on June 27th 2018, and had an official opening night on July 22nd 2018 although the first run of the show was limited, with performances only running until  August 19th 2018.

Following the Boston performances, Moulin Rouge! The Musical finally had its Broadway premiere at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre a year later on June 28th 2019. Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened in London at the Piccadilly Theatre on November 12th. 2021.

Who created Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

The musical was written by John Logan, with a fabulous score from a variety of pop stars and is based on the 2001 movie of the same name which was written by Craig Pearce and Baz Luhrmann. 

What theatre in London does Moulin Rouge! The Musical play at?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical received its premiere in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre, taking over following the transfer of Pretty Woman: The Musical which now plays at the Savoy Theatre.

What is the running time of the show?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London has a running time of 2 hours and 35 minutes, which includes a 20-minute interval. 

What sort of music features in Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical has an amazing musical score that is made up of 70 separate songs, including several medleys and mashups that are performed throughout the musical. There are also plenty of stand-out songs, including “Come What May” and “Lady Marmalade,” “Chandelier” and Katy Perry’s “Firework"

Some fun facts about Moulin Rouge! The Musical

The featured song in the musical "Come What May" was never going to be in the film and was originally written for Luhrmann's version of 'Romeo & Juliet'.

The actual club Moulin Rouge was once home to an elephant, and patrons could pay 1 franc to view what was definitely an intimate belly show!

The styles of dance that are seen in Moulin Rouge! The Musical take their inspiration from actual dance routines performed at the famous Parisian cabaret venue. Moulin Rouge’s cancan is actually listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2014, to celebrate the cabaret’s 125th anniversary, dancers in the Moulin Rouge did 29 consecutive cancan kicks in just 30 seconds. 

How can I buy tickets for Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London?

Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London are available now to book online through this website or directly from the box office.

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