Fetch news alert! Mean Girls the Musical is expected to hit London’s West End later this year, the news comes off the back of a smash-hit Broadway opening and the launch of a US National Tour.
Please note that this is a rumoured production. Any information on dates, casting and venue are subject to change
Based on the hit 2004 American teen comedy film of the same name, Mean Girls the Musical features a book by original screenplay writer Tina Fey, music by Fey’s husband and three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Neil Benjamin (Legally Blonde).
The film, which originally starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried, has spawned countless internet memes, catchphrases and even its own date in the calendar – October 3rd, if you didn’t know!
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Producers Sonia Friedman, Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Paramount Pictures are reportedly scouting a London theatre for an opening in Spring 2021. Friedman is one of the most prolific producers in London theatre, responsible for shows including Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, Dreamgirls and The Book of Mormon.
Mean Girls opened on Broadway in April 2018, following out-of-town try-outs in Washington, DC in October 2017. The Broadway production garnered twelve Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.
No casting has been announced for a London production yet, but Erika Henningsen, who originated the lead role of Cady Heron, has expressed interest about crossing the pond for the London premiere. A London theatre and performance dates will be announced soon, but the show is rumoured to be heading to the Savoy Theatre in Spring 2020.
Time to change your entire wardrobe to pink and join the Plastics for this dazzling, hilarious musical opening soon in London.
Important informationPlaying at: Venue To Be Announced, London, London, E2 8AA
Performance dates: 01 Mar 2021 - 01 May 2021
Running time: TBC
Age recommendation: TBC
Special notice: Fans of the film won’t want to miss this as Tina Fey returns to write the book, meaning all the iconic lines from the film should be present. Mean Girls the Musical is the perfect show for a hen-do or a raucous night out with the girls.