Principal casting has been announced for the forthcoming return of Heathers The Musical, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June until 11 September 2021 (press night on is 28 June).
Leading the West End cast will be Christina Bennington (Bat Out Of Hell) in the role of high school geek Veronica Sawyer and Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet) as the dark and moody teen Jason Dean (JD).
In the eponymous roles of ‘The Heathers’ is returning cast member Jodie Steele (Six) with her 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, the high-octane black-comedy rock musical is based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Further casting for the West End run will be announced in due course.
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.
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 parallel to the show’s return to the West End, the musical will also embark on its first tour of the UK and Ireland, in a separate production and cast, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre on 28 July 2021.