The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
A play with music by Sue Townsend
Music by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley
Directed by Ailsa Travers
I ADORE YA
I IMPLORE YE
DON'T IGNORE ME
In his diary, adolescent Adrian records the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life with unconsciously wry humour. Episodes from the diary, peopled with characters from Adrian's school, home and neighbourhood, are brought to life in a very funny play.
Adrian is dogged by disaster - his mother runs off with the man next door and his father seeks comfort with a woman of doubtful reputation. Even his inner triumphs are tinged with disappointment. Bert Baxter, to whom he is assigned as a 'Good Samaritan' is not a nice old age pensioner and the delectable Pandora, once she is his, has no intention of being a submissive and adoring helpmate.
Yet in the end, as Georgie and Paulie, Bert and Queenie and others affirm, life can be worthwhile, if we want it to be, and Adrian will keep on writing poetry, however atrocious the results.
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