The musical based on the hit film will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in November.

It has been confirmed that the production directed by Alex Timbers will begin performances in London on the 12th November, with the press night taking place on the 8th December. Priority booking for the booking will open on the 17th May, with tickets going on general sale on the 24th May.

Talking about the news producer and CEO for Global Creatures Carmen Pavlovic said: “At its heart, Moulin Rouge! The Musical isabout a group of artists fighting to keep their stage show alive. That element of the story has felt very real for us as a company, as we’ve contended with the Covid shutdown and delay to our UK premiere. But now we are so excited and so honoured to finally confirm that our show will form part of a revitalised West End. We cannot wait for the red windmill to start turning in London!”

The musical, based on the film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, features a book by John Logan (Tony Award for Red, three-time Academy Award nominee, including for Gladiator and The Aviator), choreography by Sonya Tayeh (Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award for Kung Fu, and Emmy winner), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). 

Meanwhile, the design team for the production includes: set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Peter Hylenski, hair and wig design by David Brian Brown and make up design by Sarah Cimino.

Moulin Rouge! The musical follows the story of aspiring writer Christian and dancer Satine as they fall in love. But Satine is under pressure from her boss Harold Zidler who is relying on her to appease the Duke of Monroth, whose money will keep the Moulin Rouge running. 

Talking about the UK premiere of the production, director Alex Timbers said: “The last twelve months have proven uniquely challenging in engaging with performers as we look to cast the UK production. Nevertheless we have all been astounded by the perseverance and sheer talent of those we have seen, and I am excited to see the cast coming together. It feels great to finally be confirming our UK premiere dates. I am thrilled now that we can look forward to bringing Moulin Rouge! to life in London and to welcome our audiences.”

Should the timeline of the Government’s Road Map change, or be delayed for any reason, the schedule will be adjusted as necessary to ensure that all performances can continue safely under the conditions of Step 4 of the Road Map.

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