Eighties cult classic Heathers – The Musical premieres at The Other Palace, London, back in class this summer with new songs, new material and new classmates.
Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.
But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams finally start to come true.
Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody.
Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills, who produced the award winning Carrie together in 2015, the musical premieres at The Other Palace on June 9.
The award-winning writing team, Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy’s (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), hit musical adaptation is based on one of the greatest teen films of all time, the 1988 classic starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
It has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York, and finally arrives in the UK for its European Premiere starring Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, and director Andy Fickman, said: “We are hugely grateful to Bill, The Other Palace, and Paul for affording us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to refine the book, add new songs, and re-imagine the staging for this show which has been such an extraordinary labor of love for us.
“We thank them gently with a chainsaw.”
Musical theatre star, Carrie Hope Fletcher, will play Veronica Sawyer in this twisted tale of teen drama, friendship and deadly obsession.
Fresh from winning the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her stint as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (UK Tour), Carrie previously played Éponine in Les Misérables in the West End for three years.
The musical is directed by screen and stage director Andy Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Carrie, 20th Century Boy).
Heathers – The Musical runs at The Other Palace from June 9 – August 4.
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