And the 1988 film is just as darkly funny in musical theatre format. With a book by Tony-nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy-winner Kevin Murphy, the stage adaptation was developed in Los Angeles and transferred for a sellout Broadway run in 2014. Now the musical comes to London for a European premiere at Andrew Lloyd-Webber's The Other Palace Theatre for a limited 8 week run.
Heathers is the story of the three most attractive, popular, and cruel girls at Westerberg High who share the name ‘Heather’ - and their relationship with the confused ‘nobody’: Veronica (originally played by Winona Ryder). The mysterious teen rebel JD (first played by Christian Slater) arrives, and quickly teaches Veronica that popularity at school is inextricably - and clearly ironically - linked to life and death.
In this tale of twisted and deadly obsession, Veronica Sawyer will be played by consummate musical theatre star Carrie Hope Fletcher. 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 - starting her career in theatre at the merry age of five. Director Andy Fickman, who was listed in FADE-IN’s ‘100 People in Hollywood You Need To Know’, is notable for energetic production with an eclectic and impressive range over film, television, theatre, musical theatre and advertising.
We look forward to seeing our favourite story of teenage nihilism refreshed on stage with new music and songs.
|What||Heathers: The Musical, The Other Palace, London|
|Where||The Other Palace Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Victoria (underground)|
09 Jun 18 – 04 Aug 18, Matinee Performances: 2:30pm / Sunday Performances: 4:30pm
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|