After a smash-hit, sold-out UK premiere at The Other Palace, cult classic Heathers The Musical transfers to the West End, starring award-winning actress Carrie Hope Fletcher. Adapted from the 1988 cult film Heathers, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the musical is set in an American high school dominated by jocks and a trio of ‘Heathers’.
First appearing at The Other Palace in 2017 as a work-in-progress show starring Charlotte Wakefield, the musical had its first public outing as a concert in 2010. Taking place in the deadly Westerberg High, status is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just one of the nobodies desperate to be somebody.
When the beautiful, impossible and cruel Heathers unexpectedly take Veronica under their wings, her popularity begins to rocket. That is until the mysterious teen rebel JD turns up, and reminds Veronica that whilst it might kill to be a nobody, it could be murder to be a somebody…
Award-winning actress Carrie Hope Fletcher boasts awe-inspiring credits that include starring as Eponine in the West End’s Les Miserables, Wednesday Addams in the national tour of The Addams Family and Truly Scrumptious in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang national tour. She is also a thrice-published author and an accomplished vlogger.
Further casting includes Jamie Muscato as JD, Jodie Steele as Heather Chandler, T'Shan Williams as Heather Duke, Sophie Isaacs as Heather McNamara, Jenny O'Leary as Martha Dunnstock, Dominic Andersen as Ram Sweeney and Chris Chung as Kurt Kelly, as well as Nathan Amzi as Ram's Dad, Jon Boydon as Kurt's Dad and Amy Booth-Steel as Ms Fleming. Ensemble members include Lauren Drew, Charlotte Jaconelli, Alex James-Hatton, Olivia Moore, Merryl Ansah, John Lumsden and Sergio Pasquariello.
Heathers The Musical is written by composer Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde the Musical, Batboy the Musical) and screenwriter and lyricist Kevin Murphy, and had an Off-Broadway run in 2014. The production is directed by Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness) and choreographed by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live), featuring design by David Shields, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Dan Samson.
With Carrie Hope Fletcher returning to the iconic role of Veronica Sawyer after a sensational initial run, the full-scale West End production is guaranteed to be a hit. Heathers The Musical plays at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season, booking from 3 September 2018. The production also features a brand new, specially-written song called "I Say No".
Recommended forCarrie Hope Fletcher fans, those interested in cult cinema and stories capturing all the drama of school days will want to make sure they see this new musical. Anyone who missed out on tickets at The Other Palace should try and grab tickets for this new run!
Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+