Dead exciting: Carrie Hope Fletcher is Veronica in 1980s cult classic Heathers

13 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Carrie Hope Fletcher stars

Following on from a great response to the 2017 workshop Heathers – The Musical has its European premiere at London’s The Other Palace from 9 June 2018.

Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy’s (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives)’s musical adaptation of the 1988 cult movie which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater will run for a limited eight-week season. The show has already enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York.

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 Murphy and O’Keefe, with brand new material exclusively written for this production while the team is in London. The musical is directed by screen and stage director Andy Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Carrie, 20th Century Boy).

O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy and director Fickman said:

“After the incredibly warm reception our workshop received at The Other Palace last year, we are hugely grateful to Bill, The Other Palace, and Paul for affording us a once in a lifetime opportunity to refine the book, add new songs, and re-imagine the staging for this show which has been such an extraordinary labor of love for us. We thank them gently with a chainsaw.”


Carrie Hope Fletcher (Veronica Sawyer) has stage credits including The Christmasaurus Live (Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith), The Addams Family (UK tour), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), War of the Worlds (UK tour), Wind in the Willows (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre). This year she has made her solo concert debut, When the Curtain Falls at Cadogan Hall, and has released her debut solo album.