Full Casting and Tour Dates Announced for the UK and Ireland Tour of Heathers the Musical
‘DEAR DIARY, DID YOU HEAR?’
THE RECORD-BREAKING SMASH HIT
LAUNCHES ITS UK & IRELAND TOUR
FROM 5 AUGUST 2021
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY LAURENCE O’KEEFE & KEVIN MURPHY
DIRECTED BY ANDY FICKMAN
WINNER OF BEST NEW MUSICAL – WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS 2019
Heathers the Musical (WhatsOnStage 2019 award for Best New Musical) launches its Number 1. touring production from 5 August 2021, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre, before spreading corn nuts throughout the UK and Ireland.
Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, this high-octane black-comedy rock musical, based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is back with a bang!
Heathers the Musical will open in Leeds and visit cities throughout the UK and Ireland, including Liverpool, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Canterbury, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Brighton, Wimbledon, Bristol, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Further dates, venues and on-sale details will follow shortly.
The 2021 touring Class of Westerberg High includes Rebecca Wickes (Veronica Sawyer), Simon Gordon (JD), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler), Merryl Ansah (Heather Duke), Lizzy Parker (Heather McNamara), Georgina Hagen (Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom), Mhairi Angus (Martha Dunnstock), Liam Doyle (Kurt Kelly),Rory Phelan (Ram Sweeney), Andy Brady (Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principle Gowan) and Kurt Kansley(Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper). Completing the cast in the ensemble is Callum Connolly, Rhiane Drummond, Bayley Hart, Benjamin Karren, Sam Stones, May Tether and Daisy Twells.
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 award-winning writing team, Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s hit musical adaptation enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York; the UK productions are directed by acclaimed original off-Broadway director, Andy Fickman. Choreography is by Thriller Live’s Gary Lloyd, design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Dan Samson.
Heathers the Musical previously enjoyed two record-breaking seasons, launching at London’s The Other Palace and transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018.
In conjunction and running in parallel to the touring production, the hit show has also made its return to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 12-week run, running until 11 September 2021.
Where will you be catching the tour? Here's the current list of dates and venues:
Leeds Grand Theatre
05 August – 14 August 2021
Liverpool Empire Theatre
17 August – 28 August 2021
Nottingham Theatre Royal
31 August – 04 September 2021
Newcastle Theatre Royal
07 September – 11 September 2021
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
14 September –18 September 2021
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
21 September – 25 September 2021
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
28 September – 02 October 2021
Manchester Palace Theatre
05 October – 09 October 2021
Belfast Grand Opera House
12 October – 16 October 2021
Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
19 October – 23 October 2021
Brighton Theatre Royal
26 October – 30 October 2021
New Wimbledon Theatre
02 November – 06 November 2021
09 November – 13 November 2021
Milton Keynes Theatre
16 November – 20 November 2021
High Wycombe Swan Theatre
23 November – 27 November 2021
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
30 November – 04 December 2021
07 December – 11 December 2021
Tickets and more information can be found at www.heathersthemusical.com .