Bruiser's next production The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is set in the best decade of the twentieth century: the 1980s! The '80s is a decade renowned for its cult cinema, with comforting classic films like Brat Pack crowd pleasers; The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles to fantasy, horror and Sci-Fi greats E.T., The Lost Boys, Aliens, Terminator and Beetlejuice- to name but a few! In light of this great decade of movies, we've asked the cast of Adrian Mole which of the classic films is their favourite. Here's what they chose:
Adam Dougal | Adrian Mole
Adam Dougal who will play the lead role of Adrian Mole in our next production chose the Tom Hanks classic 'Big' as his favourite film of the 1980s. 'Big' is a literal coming of age story that sees a young boy wish that he was a 30 year old man, a wish that comes true. The manchild goes to New York City and gets a job in a toy company and has to deal with all the trials and tribulations that comes with being an adult and growing up, making him yearn for his former life as a boy.
Orla Mullan | Pauline Mole
Orla Mullan will play the role of Adrian's mother Pauline. Orla's favourite '80s film is 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) is an ace at ditching school and getting away with it. Keen to make one last big play before he graduates, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago, all the while his principal is determined to catch him out!
Gerard McCabe| George Mole