Press Contact: Megan Stone
13 September 2023
Gird your loins and prepare for that catwalk! The Devil Wears Prada will strut into Plymouth for a limited season preview run in July 2024
WITH MUSIC BY ELTON JOHN, LYRICS BY SHAINA TAUB, AND BOOK BY KATE WETHERHEAD
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING JERRY MITCHELL
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY LAUREN WEISBERGER AND THE HIT TWENTIETH CENTURY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURE
STRUTTING INTO THE WEST END OCTOBER 2024 AT THE DOMINION THEATRE
FOLLOWING A LIMITED SEASON PREVIEW RUN FROM JULY 2024 AT THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
As London Fashion Week descends on the Capital, the catwalk is out for the launch of The Devil Wears Prada, a new musical, based on the blockbuster film and bestselling novel, that will strut into London’s Dominion Theatre in October 2024, following a limited season preview in July 2024 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Featuring an original score by music legend, Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winner Elton John, lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, book by Kate Wetherhead with direction & choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.
The production will play an exclusive preview engagement in Summer 2024 at Theatre Royal Plymouth prior to opening in the West End in October.
James Mackenzie-Blackman, Chief Executive and Executive Producer of TRP said: “This truly is a ‘once in a generation’ experience for TRP. Welcoming world-class artists such as Elton John and Jerry Mitchell to our city to make The Devil Wears Prada is an honour and a privilege. I know that Plymouth and South West audiences will delight in hosting such talent in our city next summer and that they’ll support this landmark new musical to have the very best opening before heading directly to the West End.
“This announcement today sends a clear indication of our future ambition for TRP as the home for launching productions that will carry the ‘Made in Plymouth’ kite-mark across the world.”
Hilariously fun and fabulously stylish, The Devil Wears Prada tells an inspiring story about discovering what kind of person you truly want to be. Choose your outfit carefully and get ready for a new musical that’s hautter than hell!
Fresh out of college, aspiring journalist Andy scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine working for fashion’s most powerful and terrifying icon — editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. Sacrificing her personal life to meet Miranda’s impossible demands, Andy finds herself seduced by the glamorous world she once despised. How far will she go to succeed… and will it be worth selling her soul to get what she’s always wanted?
The Devil Wears Prada, features an all-star, award-winning creative team led by
Elton John (Tammy Faye, Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Lion King), new direction & choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, Hairspray), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Suffs), book by Kate Wetherhead (Ever After, Submissions Only), set design by Tim Hatley (Life of Pi, Back to the Future), costume design by Gregg Barnes (Some Like It Hot, Legally Blonde), lighting design by Bruno Poet (The Tina Turner Musical, Frankenstein), sound design by Gareth Owen (Come From Away, & Juliet) and casting by Jill Green CDG.
The musical is based on Lauren Weisberger‘s best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film from Twentieth Century Studios which went on to gross $326 million worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations.
The Devil Wears Prada is produced by Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum/ Alchemation (In the Heights, Avenue Q, Rent, SIX and Mrs. Doubtfire), Rocket Entertainment/David Furnish (Tammy Faye, Billy Elliot: The Musical) and Jamie Wilson (Mrs Doubtfire, Ain’t Too Proud, Sister Act The Musical) and presented by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical. Jerry Mitchell now steers this brand-new reimagined production of The Devil Wears Prada to new heights following a developmental run in Chicago in 2022.
Tickets will go on sale soon.