Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary are a London-based musical theatre writing duo described by The Stage as “one of the musical theatre’s most dynamic writing partnerships”. They met at Bristol University, where they were studying Drama and Music respectively.
Their stage musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾ will open at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End in June 2019 following an acclaimed run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it was nominated for the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical. ADRIAN MOLE was first commissioned and produced by Curve Theatre in 2015, where it was nominated for the 2015 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. The cast album is being released on Sony Masterworks at the end of June.
Their musicals together include: JET SET GO! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre 503 and Jermyn Street Theatre), THE GREAT BRITISH SOAP OPERA (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Jermyn Street Theatre), RED RIDING HOOD (Singapore Repertory Theatre with additional worldwide productions including London, Edinburgh, Mexico City in a Spanish language translation, North America, Middle East tour and a Singapore revival in Mandarin), PRODIGY (National Youth Music Theatre / St James Theatre; Original Cast Recording available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon), TREASURE ISLAND (Singapore Repertory Theatre) and CHICKEN LITTLE (The Other Palace and Singapore Repertory Theatre).
Jake and Pippa also work extensively on their own projects. Jake’s stage play FOUR PLAY was first seen at the Old Vic Theatre starring Richard Madden and Jeremy Irvine and his debut feature film LOVE SARAH starring Celia Imrie and Rupert Penry Jones is due for release in Spring 2020. Pippa’s musical IN THE WILLOWS starring Clive Rowe is currently on an extensive UK tour and she is currently writing a new musical with POCAHONTAS and MULAN screenwriter Philip LaZebnik.
For more information please visit www.brungerandcleary.co.uk or follow Jake and Pippa on Twitter @jakeandpippa