The sensational Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to London’s Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November 2021 - and the West End has never seen anything like it. With 5 Drama Desk Awards, 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and 14 Tony Award Nominations including Best Musical, Best Director, and Best Choreography, this is a mash-up musical like no other.
A world of spectacle, romance, and eye-popping excess awaits you at Moulin Rouge! The Musical, where bohemians and aristocrats alike revel in delightful decadence. Compere extraordinaire Harold Zidler invites you to take a seat, and prepare for a theatrical experience of truth, beauty, freedom and above all - love.
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life in the West End, remixed with over 70 songs to create a pop score unique in musical theatre while still firmly rooted in character and storytelling. Its home, the Piccadilly Theatre, has been revamped and reconfigured especially for this production.
No matter your sin, you’re welcome here. No matter your desire, you’re welcome here. For this is more than a nightclub. The Moulin Rouge is a state of mind!
What is the show about?
“This is a story about love. About passionate love, desperate love, and foolish love! And the kind of love you never forget.”
Set in Paris, 1899, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and reprobates, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the story of a lovesick American writer, Christian, and Satine, the dazzling star of the Moulin Rouge nightclub. When their lives collide, they fall hopelessly in love - only to be thwarted by the nightclub’s host and impresario, Harold Zidler, and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including Satine. Together with his Bohemian friends (the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and the greatest tango dancer in all of Paris, Santiago) Christian stages a musical spectacular to save the Moulin Rouge and finally win the heart of Satine.