News: Heathers the Musical returns to the West End this summer with UK tour dates announced

April 8, 2021
News: Heathers the Musical returns to the West End this summer with UK tour dates announced
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It’s back! Heathers: The Musical returns to the West End this summer at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June for a 12 week run, with a touring production launching from 28 July.

By Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, with direction by Andy Fickman, the show won Best New Musical at the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards, when it starred Carrie Hope Fletcher, Jodie Steele and more.

Cast is yet to be announced for the West End run, with tour cast including Rebecca Wickes as Veronica Sawyer, Simon Gordon as JD, Maddison Firth as Heather Chandler, Merryl Ansah as Heather Duke, Lizzy Parker as Heather McNamara, Mhairi Angus, Andy Brady, Callum Connolly, Liam Doyle, Georgina Hagen, Bayley Hart, Kurt Kansley and Daisy Twells.

The tour will open at Leeds Grand Theatre for three weeks from 28 July, and will visit cities throughout the UK includingLiverpool, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Canterbury, Bristol, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Heathers: The Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills and is a high-octane black-comedy musical, based on the cult teen film of the same name, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity may finally come true. Mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody…

The show previously enjoyed two record-breaking seasons, launching at London’s The Other Palace before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018.

Heathers: The Musical features choreography is by Gary Lloyd, design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Dan Samson.

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