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The wait is finally over for fans of the hit 90s film, as the iconic characters Vivian and Edward finally take to the London theatre stage.

Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street. Pretty woman the kind I like to meet… Sorry, I’ll stop. I just haven’t been able to get these lyrics out of my head since I found out the iconic Pretty Woman is back, only this time in musical form, eeek!

That’s right! It’s been splattered across the tabloid headlines, and we’re here to confirm that the rumours are true! The Broadway hit Pretty Woman: The Musical is hopping over from the Big Apple and landing right here in London, just in time for Valentine’s Day! How romantic! So if you see a pretty woman walking down the street (or squashed on a tube on the Piccadilly Line), it’s likely to be Vivian…

Let’s face it, the iconic movie, Pretty Woman, is held up on a pedestal as one of the greatest rom coms of all time, and it’s the film which helped spearhead Julia Roberts into the icon that we know (and obsessively love) today.

2020 marked 30 years since the modern day Cinderella story landed on the big screen, and where two unconventional worlds collided. To recap, although I’m certain you all know the story off by heart, Pretty Woman tells the story of a prostitute and a wealthy businessman who fall curiously, but sharply, in love. Richard Gere played the heart-throbbing Edward who fell in love with the scandalous Vivian (played by Julia Roberts) while on a business trip.

See one of Hollywood’s most loved romances come to life on the big stage, choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and Grammy-winner Bryan Adams and his songwriting partner Jim Vallance were tasked with the original score and lyrical masterpieces. Meanwhile, original screenwriter J.F Lawton and director Garry Marshall have co-written a book, so you know it’s gonna be a good’un. All we need now is a silky red ballgown and our very own Mr Gere on our arm…

Fifty bucks, Grandpa. For 75, the wife can watch.

Pretty Woman fans can rejoice knowing the tickets are now on sale, here! Find Pretty Woman: The Woman from the June 2021, at the Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7DY.