London Welcomes “13 Going on 30 The Musical” in Summer 2025

Prepare to be transported back to the whimsical world of 13-year-old Jenna Rink, who miraculously finds herself trapped in a 30-year-old’s body in the hit 2004 movie “13 Going on 30.” This time, the enchanting story will come to life on the London stage in the form of a delightful comedy musical directed by the acclaimed Hollywood, Broadway, and West End producer and director, Andy Fickman, known for his work on “Heathers The Musical.”

The musical adaptation of “13 Going on 30” is set to open its curtains to London audiences in Summer 2025. But before the big premiere, Londoners will have the exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of this upcoming theatrical extravaganza during two weeks of workshops this October at the Battersea Arts Centre.

During these workshop sessions, audiences will be treated to four script-in-hand public performances featuring a talented cast and a live band. These special performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th, Thursday, October 26th, Friday, October 27th, and Saturday, October 28th, all starting at 7:30 pm. Make sure to secure your tickets for this exclusive event.

Originally slated for Broadway, the musical adaptation of “13 Going on 30” has been a topic of anticipation since 2016 when Revolution Studios announced the project. In 2019, Revolution Studios CEO Vince Totino expressed the hope that the musical would eventually become a live televised production following its stage success.

The 2004 film, starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis, was a resounding box-office success and left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

This upcoming stage production will feature a book by the original movie’s screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and music and lyrics by the talented duo of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, known for their work on “First Date.”

Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, creators of the original screenplay and book, expressed their excitement about bringing the beloved story to the London stage: “When we poured our middle school pain into the movie 13 Going on 30, we never quite imagined it would stick around to this day as a rom-com parents show their kids, a Halloween costume, a scene in an Ariana Grande music video, and a teen sleepover staple. Now we’re thrilled to be bringing our pain across the pond with 13 Going on 30 The Musical. It’s been endlessly fun working with ROYO, Todd Garner, Revolution Studios, composer/lyricists Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, and director Andy Fickman to reinvent this story for the London stage. We can’t wait for a new generation to grab some Razzles and feel thirty, flirty, and thriving.”

“13 Going on 30” is a fantasy romantic comedy that follows the story of 13-year-old Jenna, who wishes to be more popular in school but wakes up the next day in the body of a successful and glamorous 30-year-old woman. While adult life seems appealing, it comes with its own set of romantic challenges, and Jenna quickly learns that it isn’t as easy as it appears.

The production is brought to London by ROYO, a prominent entertainment company known for its diverse portfolio of projects, including “Police Cops The Musical” at Southwark Playhouse Borough and recent hits like “The Cher Show,” “Fisherman’s Friends The Musical,” “The Osmonds: A New Musical,” and “Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation.”

With its blend of humor, heart, and timeless coming-of-age themes, “13 Going on 30 The Musical” promises to be a must-see production that will captivate London audiences and bring the magic of the movie to the stage in a whole new way. Mark your calendars for the Summer of 2025 when the show officially premieres, and prepare to embark on a delightful journey of nostalgia and laughter.

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