“She’s my best friend. God, I hate her.”
Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where 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 of popularity 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…
Wickedly funny and with dazzling book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is based on the 1988 cult hit, that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, and produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, the team behind the acclaimed stage adaptation of Carrie. With direction from Andy Fickman and electrifying choreography by Gary Lloyd, this is one class production you can’t afford to skip.
Heathers nails what made the movie so great, and goes even deeper
The show is packed with talent performed with huge zest
Carrie Hope Fletcher dazzles in a thrilling adaptation of the cult film
It’s not that good but don’t tell the distinctly twentysomething audience. [the show is] probably critic-proof
It wants to be a razor blade concealed in a marshmallow; sadly, the blade is blunt
With a bevy of fine performances, and a feel-good atmosphere guaranteed, this darkly comic musical looks set to maintain its popularity - and maybe even introduce a new generation to musical theatre
Heathers looks like it’ll go the distance - but at what cost?
When O'Keefe adapted Legally Blonde he improved that movie by lending it more heart and wit, here Heathers feels reduced; the nasty cruelty of the original is played for laughs
A colourful slice of teenage cruelty and humour