Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher, playing Veronica Sawyer in the Uk premiere of Heathers – The Musical at The Other Palace (9 June to 4 August 2018) are Jodie Steele (Chandler), Sophie Isaacs (McNamara) and T’Shan Williams (Duke) – The Heathers, with Jamie Muscato playing the mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean (JD).
They will be joined by: Chris Chung (Kurt Kelly). Dominic Anderson (Ram Sweeney), Jenny O’Leary (Martha Dunnstock) and Rebecca Lock (Mrs Flemming).
Final casting will be announced in due course. To celebrate the new classmates, an additional 250 tickets have been released with new seats available at all price bands.
Following a rapturous response to its sell-out 2017 workshop, 80s cult classic Heathers – The Musical is back in class this summer with new songs, new material and new classmates. The show is produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills who also presented the award-winning Carrie together in 2015.
Based on one of the greatest teen films of all time, the 1988 classic starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The award-winning writing team, Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy’s (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) musical adaptation has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York and finally arrives in the UK for its European Premiere.
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…
The musical is directed by Andy Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Carrie, 20th Century Boy), design by David Shields (Chess, Ice Age Live, End of the Rainbow), lighting by Ben Cracknell (Young Frankenstein, Annie, La Cage Aux Folles), sound by Dan Samson (Evita, Cilla, Joseph) and casting by Will Burton (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Matilda, The Wild Party).
A limited number of £21 tickets for those under the age of 21 will be available at every performance.
Jodie Steele (Heather Chandler).Stage credits include Lachesis in Myth (The Other Palace), Elphaba in Wicked (UK and International Tour), Pickles in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East Theatre), Ensemble in War of the Worlds (Dominion Theatre), Soul Girl in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK Tour), Ensemble in Miracle on 34th Street (UK Tour), Ivy in Bare The Rock Opera (Greenwich Theatre), Mimi in Rent (The Tabard Theatre) and Young Sally in Follies (Yvonne Arnaud).
T’Shan Williams (Heather Duke). Stage credits include Radio 1 in Caroline or Change (Hampstead Theatre), Understudy Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Squeak in The Color Purple: In Concert (Cadogan Hall), Queen in The Life (Southwark Playhouse), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Understudy Lorraine in Love Me Tender (UK Tour) and Stax Sister in The Blues Brothers (Arts Theatre).
Sophie Isaacs (Heather McNamara). Stage credits include Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Frenchy in Grease (Leicester Curve), Cover Lauren in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), Sandra Beaumont in Made In Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Fairy Willow Web in Robin Hood (Cambridge Theatre), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Kuala Lampur & Singapore), Margot in Legally Blonde The Musical (UK Tour), Beauty in Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre), Joanne in Gospell (Union Theatre) and Toffee in Zombie Prom (Landor Theatre).
Jamie Muscato (JD). Stage credits include Story Edward in Big Fish (The Other Palace), Ben in Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre), George Jacob Walters in A Subject of Scandal and Concern (Finborough Theatre), Jake in Stay Away (Vault Festival), Joe in Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera) and Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse).
Jenny O’Leary (Martha Dunnstock). Stage credits include Martha in The Secret Garden (The Barn Theatre), Ensemble in Rent (UK Tour), Debbie in Groundhog Day (Old Vic Theatre), Ensemble in Shrek (UK Tour), Ensemble in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Princess Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress (The Union Theatre), Ensemble in Our House The Musical (Savoy Theatre), Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Center).
Dominic Andersen (Ram Sweeney). Stage credits include Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (Playhouse Theatre/UK Tour) and Rum Rum Tugger in Cats (Really Useful Group).
Chris Chung (Kurt Kelly). Stage credits include Here Lies Love (National Theatre) and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis (Bolton Octagon/Hull Truck Theatre.
Rebecca Lock (Mrs Flemming). Stage credits include Cheryl Gillan MP in Committee (Donmar), Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (International Tour), Rosie in Mamma Mia (Novello), Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q (Noel Coward), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward), Jellylorum in Cats (New London), Oh! What a Lovely War (The National), Bertrande De Rols in Martin Guerre (Prince Edward), Guest Soloist in 30th Anniversary of Side by Side by Sondheim (Novello), Isabelle in Moonfleet (Salisbury Playhouse), Mrs Cratchitt in A Christmas Carol (LMTO), Widow Corney in Oliver! (Sheffield Crucible) Gabrielle in Dear World (Charing Cross Theatre), Baroness Schraeder in The Sound of Music (JY Productions), Iris in The Tempest (Theatre Royal Bath), Mary in Merrily We Roll Along (Theatr Clwyd), Svetlana Sergievsky in Chess (Princess of Wales, Toronto), Joan Aldrin in Moon Landing (Derby Playhouse), Gilda in Alfie (Watford Palace), Dorothy in Fields Forever (King’s Head), Anna in After the Fair (Kings Head), Nora in The Pirates of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse).