The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Shoulder pads, big hair and the Thatcher period- that was the order of the day when I went to see The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (aged 13 3/4) at The Mac last week.

Having gone to school with Adam Dougal, who plays Adrian, I couldn’t wait to go to the play to see him on stage.

The show, which tells the story of 13-year-old Adrian who is struggling with the worries and challenges of teenage life, is running until 7th October.

Adrian, who thinks of himself as an intellectual, is dealing with the break up of his parents, school bullies and his first love.  He’s even trying to get his poetry on the BBC!

The play features just five actors who quickly and cleverly change character, all while making use of the same props. In fact, one table was used as a school desk, walking aid, BBQ and even a dog kennel!

The Bruiser Theatre Company once again brings its typically quick-paced and energetic style in this 20th anniversary production.

It is funny, smart, nostalgic and oh so slick! Get tickets before they go!

Adam Dougal (Adrian Mole) (1)BACK - Orla Mullan, Gerard McCabe, Keith Lynch (Ensemble), FRONT - Adam Dougal (Adrian Mole), Colette Lennon (Pandora)_previewColette Lennon (Pandora), & Adam Dougal (Adrian Mole)_preview

 

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