How Very: Record-breaking Heathers transfers to West End with Carrie Hope Fletcher

04 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Picture: Pamela Raith Photography

Missed the sell-out European premiere production of HEATHERS? Don’t fret, grab a slushie and head down to see the dark tale of murderous teenage angst at the Theatre Royal Haymarket when the show transfers from 3 September to 24 November.

The adaptation of the classic 1988 movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater sees Carrie Hope Fletcher take on the central role of Veronica Sawyer opposite Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs and T’Shan Williams as The Heathers and Jamie Muscato as brooding bad boy JD. Fletcher will reprise her role.

Heathers – The Musical is now the highest grossing show at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace and St. James’ history having sold over 20,000 tickets across the run and having sold out prior to its opening gala performance. It is the first show in the theatre’s history to move from a studio workshop to a main house production and it now becomes The Other Palace’s first West End transfer, having reached a brand new audience; 70% of which are under the age of 30. The production will continue to develop and celebrate its younger and more diverse audience by offering more than 15,000 seats at £25 across the West End run.

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.

Heathers – The Musical features a book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy), with brand new material exclusively written for this production (there had already been a great response to the 2017 workshop). The musical is directed by screen and stage director Andy Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd. The run at The Other Palace ends on 4 August.