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Heathers - The Musical - extra tickets released

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE European premiere of Heathers – The Musical smashed The Other Palace box office records when it went on sale last week becoming the biggest on-sale in the history of the theatre. The musical premieres at The Other Palace on June 9 and runs for a limited 8-week season – until August 4, 2018.

Due to the phenomenal demand, an additional performance and 1,000 extra seats have been released across all price bands, starting from £25. Further tickets will be released each Friday, so check social media and The Other Palace website for more details and your chance to snatch a ticket.

Co-producer Paul Taylor Mills said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that within a year of The Other Palace we have had a project that has gone from a workshop presentation to a fully realised production in the main house. We’re delighted that the appetite for the production has meant we have broken all our previous box office records. We’ve worked really hard to make sure that tickets are available across all price bands and urge people still trying to get tickets to keep an eye on our website and social media channels as we will let everyone know when more allocations of tickets at ALL prices become available.”

Previously Posted: Following a rapturous response to its sell-out 2017 workshop, 80s cult classic Heathers – The Musical returns with new songs, new material and new classmates.

Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills, who together produced the award-winning Carrie in 2015, Heathers receives its European premiere at The Other Palace on June 9 and runs for a limited eight week season until August 4, 2018.

Heathers – The Musical is based on one of the greatest teen films of all time, the 1988 classic which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The stage adaptation by award-winning writing team Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy’s (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) has already enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York.

The writers, Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, and director Andy 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.”

Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is very much 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, that is, 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…

Accomplished musical theatre star, Carrie Hope Fletcher, will play Veronica Sawyer in this twisted tale of teen drama, friendship and deadly obsession.

Fresh from winning the WhatsOnStage Award for ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ for her stint as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (UK Tour), Carrie Hope Fletcher previously played Éponine in Les Misérables in the West End for three years. She has also just released her debut album When the Curtain Falls.

Heathers – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, with brand new material exclusively written for this production whilst the team are in London, and is directed by acclaimed screen and stage director Andy Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Carrie, 20th Century Boy).

Design is 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).

Further cast and creatives will be announced in due course.

A limited number of £21 tickets for those under the age of 21 will be available at every performance. For more information please visit The Other Palace’s website.