The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Directed by Lisa May

Written and Adapted by Sue Townsend

“Perhaps when my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a thirteen and three quarter-year old intellectual….”

About the Show


All the agonies of Sue Townsend’s loveable loser are brought to life by the boisterous Bruiser Theatre Company.  Hilariously captured in his secret diary, adolescence doesn’t offer much for our Adrian.  His parents' crumbling marriage, spots and bullies, his unrequited love for Pandora, and the erratic behaviour of his dog - his teenage world is an outrageous triumph of deadpan and deadly accurate satire.
ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, punks, Monty Python, and the Falklands campaign - all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.
Adapted from the best-selling book with original music, Adrian Mole is a nostalgic blast from the past, jam-packed with fun, laughter and warmth.

Kicking off at The MAC, Belfast, before taking the country by storm with our all Ireland tour, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole... is an unmissable night at the theatre - book now!

Dates and Times


The Secret Diary of Adrain Mole Aged 13 3/4 has now closed!

We had a fantastic time at The MAC, Belfast from the 22nd Sept - 7 October, before taking the Mole Family on tour across Ireland, hitting Ballina, Mulingar, Lisburn, Dublin, Armagh, and Derry!

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Group Bookings

School Bookings!

School groups can avail of special discounted tickets. These are priced at £8.00 per pupil. In addition to this, for every ten places booked, the eleventh ticket is free. To avail of this discount simply fill out the School Booking Form below and email to the MAC's Box Office team. 



Community Group Bookings!

If you are a member of a community group and would like to avail of tickets for the show, we can offer a special discounted rate for tickets. Tickets are priced at £8.00 per person and with every ten tickets booked the eleventh ticket is free. Community tickets are available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night performances only and for community groups of 6 people or more.

A 15% Deposit is required to secure your order and full payment is required in advance of the show date. Tickets are non-refundable. If you wish to avail of this offer, please download the Community Booking Form below and return to the MAC's Learning and Participation Officer Ciaran McQuillan. 

Meet the Cast

To find out more about our cast, check out our blog.

Adam Dougal
Adrian Mole
Adam Dougal
Adrian Mole
Orla  Mullan
Pauline Mole
Keith Lynch
Bert Baxter
Colette Lennon
Pandora Braithwaite
Gerard McCabe
George Mole
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Bruiser Theatre Company is a registered charity in Northern Ireland : NI101876