Smash hit musical Pretty Woman extends Manchester theatre run due to ‘unprecedented demand’

It's based on the hit 90s film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. (Contains affiliate links)

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Pretty Woman: The Musical has added a whole extra week to its run in Manchester due to huge demand for tickets.

The smash hit musical has been one of the biggest West End shows in recent years, based on the beloved 1990 romantic comedy film of the same name.

The Pretty Woman film starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and has since been adapted for the stage, premiering to huge success at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre back in March 2018.

Pretty Woman: The Musical moved on to Broadway and then headed to London’s West End in 2020, garnering rave reviews all round.

And since tickets for its Manchester run launched back in February, there’s been ‘unprecedented demand’ to see the show.


So much so, the Palace Theatre Manchester has added an entire week of additional shows to try and keep up with audiences’ appetites.

The theatre announced the news today, writing: “BIG NEWS MANCHESTER. BIG. HUGE!


“We have added an EXTRA WEEK of the #PrettyWomanUKTour due to unprecedented demand!”

It means that Pretty Woman: The Musical will now open in Manchester on 26 February, remaining in town until 17 March 2024.

Unfamiliar with the musical? Described as being a “a sensational show guaranteed to lift your spirits and light up your heart”, when Vivian meets Edward in the late 1980s, her life changes forever, and audiences are invited along to be swept up in their romance.


In this “dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages”, you can get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way.

Brought to the stage by a powerhouse creative team, the musical features a blazing rock score from GRAMMY winners Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray).

The story of the stage show is also brought to audiences by the original movie’s director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.

Smash-hit musical Pretty Woman to stop off in Manchester on massive UK tour next year / Credit: ATG Tickets

Pretty Woman: The Musical returns to Palace Theatre Manchester on 26 February to 17 March 2024, and tickets are available now from just £13. Grab yours here.

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