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Heathers - The Musical transfers to the West End

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AFTER breaking box office records with its European premiere at The Other Palace, the sold-out production of Heathers – The Musical will make its highly anticipated West End transfer this Autumn.

The 2018 Class of Westerberg High will be graduating to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 12-week run – from September 3 to November 24 – with Carrie Hope Fletcher reprising her role as Veronica Sawyer.

Heathers – The Musical is now the highest grossing show at Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace (formerly St. James Theatre) having sold over 20,000 tickets across the run as well as selling 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 over 15,000 seats at £25 across the West End run.

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. Until 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…

Heathers – The Musical is based on one of the greatest teen films of all time, the 1988 cult classic that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Adapted as a stage musical by award-winning writing team, Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), it has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York, and finally arrived in the UK for its European premiere on June 9, 2018, following a rapturous response to its 2017 workshop at The Other Palace.

The production is directed by acclaimed screen and stage director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Gary Lloyd, design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Dan Samson and casting by Will Burton. The full cast for the West End transfer will be announced in due course.

Heathers – The Musical continues at The Other Palace until August 4 and is produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills. Read more.

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Tickets (Theatre Royal Haymarket): From £25. To book, call the box office on 020 7930 8800 or visit www.trh.co.uk/ or www.heathersthemusical.com/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm.

Tartuffe, the West End’s first ever dual-language production, continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until July 28. It will be followed – from August 1 to August 4, 2018 – by Broken Wings, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 masterpiece.