How VERY: Heathers Takes Over The U.K for 2021
Dang, dang, diggity dang-a-dang.
I have ALWAYS been a huge fan of Heathers: The Musical, which is why I am totally stoked to share the news about the two U.K productions opening up this summer!
Heathers is headed back to the West-End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket by popular demand from 21 June – 11 September 2021!
Welcome to Westerberg High where Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and 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 its 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.
Leading the cast in the highly celebrated return of Heathers the Musical in the West End is Christina Bennington (Bat Out Of Hell) in the role of Veronica Sawyer and Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet) as Jason Dean (JD).
In the roles of ‘The Heathers’ is returning cast member Jodie Steele (Six) with her critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘mega bitch’ Heather Chandler, alongside Bobbie Little (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Heather Duke and Frances Mayli McCann (Evita) as Heather McNamara.
They are joined by Lauren Ward (Fleming/Veronica’s Mother), Madison Swan (Martha), Simon Bailey (Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach), Joaquin Pedro Valdes (Ram Sweeney) and Steven Serlin (Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principle Gowan).
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!.
Get your tickets to see the West End production here: https://www.heathersthemusical.com/london
If you can’t catch the musical on the West End, it will also embark on a tour of the U.K and Ireland, in a separate production and cast, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre on 28 July 2021.
Set to open at Leeds Grand Theatre on 28 July for a three week run, the show will visit locations across the UK including Liverpool, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Canterbury, Bristol, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The tour cast includes includes Rebecca Wickes (Veronica Sawyer), Simon Gordon (JD), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler), Merryl Ansah (Heather Duke), Lizzy Parker (Heather McNamara), Mhairi Angus, Andy Brady, Callum Connolly, Liam Doyle, Georgina Hagen, Bayley Hart, Kurt Kansley and Daisy Twells.
You can get tickets for the tour here: https://www.heathersthemusical.com/uk-tour
Since I can’t go to the U.K to see these killer casts, this corn nut is relying on all of YOU to keep me posted as you enjoy the show!
Best wishes for a summer full of BIG FUN!