Picture this: the iconic fashion comedy, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, brought to life with an Elton John musical score. Seems like a dreamy concoction of a fun-filled evening, right? But here’s the twist: this dream is set to be London’s reality!
Next year, the West End will shimmer with a fresh musical take on the cherished 2006 film. With music by Elton John, lyrics crafted by renowned American musician Shaina Taub, and a script penned by the talented Kate Wetherhead, this is set to be more than just a show. Add to the mix direction from the three-time Tony award-winner behind ‘Kinky Boots’, Jerry Mitchell, and the stage is set for magic.
Circle the dates! This theatrical masterpiece is scheduled for its grand premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre in October, with an early taste on offer at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth from July 2024.
Devotees of the ‘Rocketman’, fans of the Anne Hathaway-led film, and those enchanted by Lauren Weisberger’s original 2003 novel might feel it’s high time. Whilst there were plans for a Chicago debut in summer 2020, and subsequently Broadway, unexpected global happenings put the plans on hold. Now, London is buzzing in anticipation to welcome the world of fashion and its intrigues.
Join the journey of Andy Sachs once again, as she navigates the dizzying world of high fashion under the stern gaze of Runway’s editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly. The pressures of her coveted position clash with her personal life in this captivating narrative.
Hold onto your seats; the star-studded cast announcement is on the horizon.
Elton John was ecstatic at the thought of turning this iconic tale into a musical, emphasising his fascination with the fashion world and the story. Taub shared his enthusiasm, expressing the thrill of crafting songs with Elton and lauding the opportunity to work closely with such a legendary figure in music.
Get ready, theatre-goers! An unmatched musical rendezvous is about to begin.