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Becoming Nancy

A new musical about first love (and a little bit of punk)

Adapted from Terry Ronald’s best-selling novel – be one of the very first to catch the UK premiere of new musical Becoming Nancy!

This eagerly anticipated coming-of-age story is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, legendary director of blockbuster musicals including Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, The Devil Wears Prada, Hairspray, Pretty Woman: The Musical and many more.

A choreographer and director who seems to have the Midas touch.”
The Guardian on Jerry Mitchell

It’s 1979 and David Starr is unquestionably one of the smartest, most talented sixth-formers in East Dulwich – he’s got a wild imagination, a vocal range to die for, and a bedroom plastered with posters of his beloved pop idols: Blondie, Sting, and Kate Bush. But being clever, with a great taste in music may not be enough to get him through secondary school, where, to his great surprise, he’s just been given the female lead in the school play, Oliver… The unconventional casting sends shockwaves through David’s small town, first with David, and then with his parents, his aunt, and his classmates.

Before long, it seems like everybody has an opinion on whether David should go on with the show, inspiring him to turn to his no-nonsense best friend Frances and his unlikely co-star Maxie, the enigmatic captain of the football team.

With smash-hit songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Becoming Nancy is the feel good, nostalgic, new musical that weaves a story of family and first loves, with the courage it takes to find your own spotlight.

See it first in the UK at The Rep this Autumn!


From £15

Presented by

Birmingham Rep in association with Hal Luftig, Mike Isaacson & Kristin Caskey

Age Guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Access Performances

Audio Described:  Sat 26 Oct, 2.30pm (described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)

A Free Touch Tour is available to book before the Audio Described performance. 

BSL Interpreted: Fri 18 Oct, 7.30pm (interpreted by Harjit Jagdev)

Captioned: Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm & Mon 28 Oct, 7.30pm (captioned by Cara Lawless)

Relaxed: Mon 21 Oct, 7.30pm

Special Offers

3 for 2: Add 3 shows into your basket and at checkout enjoy 33% off each production for selected productionsT&Cs apply – Find Out More

Teens Go Free: Receive one complimentary young persons ticket (13-19 years) when you book one standard ticket on Wed 9, Wed 16, Wed 23 or Wed 30 Oct performances at 7.30pm . Discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you add both tickets to your basket. T&Cs apply – Find Out More

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Interview with Jerry Mitchell, Director & Choreographer of Becoming Nancy

Creative Team

Directed & Choreographed by

Jerry Mitchell

Based on the novel by

Terry Ronald

Book by

Elliot Davis

Music by

George Stiles

Lyrics by

Anthony Drewe

Additional Music & Lyrics by

Elliot Davis
Terry Ronald
George Stiles
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