Curve to stage UK premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

Murial's Wedding

Leicester’s Curve theatre will stage the UK premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical from 10 April to 10 May 2025.

This exciting production is a Made at Curve and Global Creatures co-production in association with Sydney Theatre Company.

It’s based on the beloved 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding, written and directed by PJ Hogan.

Hogan has updated his own screenplay for the stage, ensuring a fresh take on this cult classic.

The musical features original music and lyrics by the award-winning duo Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.

Fans of ABBA will be thrilled to hear additional songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson are included.

Directing the show is Simon Phillips, known for Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Love Never Dies. Choreography is by Andrew Hallsworth, also of Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame.

Simon Phillips said: “I’m thrilled that the team at Leicester Curve have embraced Muriel Heslop with the same open heart as the rest of the world.”

He added, “Muriel’s misguided aspiration has never been funnier or on-the-moneyer, and now that it’s not just ABBA doing the singing, but the whole of Porpoise Spit, Sydney, and even the Olympic swimming team, her self-made journey to stardom has double the decibels.”

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster added: “We’re euphoric Muriel is leaving Porpoise Spit and coming to Leicester!”

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical celebrated its world premiere with the Sydney Theatre Company in November 2017. It returned for an Australian tour in 2019 and was a smash hit with both critics and audiences.

The story follows Muriel, who is stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit and dreams of the perfect wedding.

She moves to Sydney and ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune, and a million social media followers.

But things start to go really wrong.

Curve promises an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of finding the courage to be your authentic self.

Tickets go on general sale from 14 June.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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