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Carrie Hope Fletcher heads to the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Heathers The Musical

Thursday, 23rd Aug 2018  

Heathers The Musical - Theatre Royal Haymarket

Audiences that have not had the chance to witness Heathers The Musical during its run at The Other Palace this summer will be happy to know that the production is set for a return to the capital in the autumn.

A new press release has emerged for the upcoming Theatre Royal Haymarket production of Heathers, indicating a new song added to the score

The production also boasts Carrie Hope Fletcher, confirmed to reprise her role as Veronica Sawyer in the new West End location alongside Jamie Muscato as JD. Further returning cast members also include Jodie Steele, T’Shan Williams and Sophie Isaacs.

Heathers is of course the musical version of the cult 1980s film, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as Veronica and JD. The story takes audiences back to high school for a dark tale focusing on Veronica as she meets the new kid in town JD, a bad boy sociopath, and with whom she plots revenge on a girl clique, with horrifying results.

This being a musical, there are also plenty of songs to add to the narrative, including Fight For Me, FREEZE Your Brain, Shine A Light and I Am Damaged, amongst others. The run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket also features the new song I Say No.

The show’s producer Paul Taylor Mills commented ahead of the musical’s West End debut, saying “Two years ago Andrew Lloyd Webber and I set on a mission to create a space in the UK where musicals could be tried and tested with audience feedback at the heart of that development. I am so pleased to say that a year and a half later we have been able to see Heathers go from The Other Palace studio, to the main house, to the West End. This isn’t a new idea with many major American musicals affording themselves an out-of-town try out in order to refine the material before the version the team want to present is ‘cooked’!
 
Over the last few weeks the creative team and I have been working hard to make changes to the production, including a new number for Veronica at the end of the show, and some script changes to Act II. We’re delighted with the work that has been done and that the show was able to finish its the run at The Other Palace as the definitive version of Heathers.”

Heathers The Musical opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Monday 3rd September 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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