Heathers – The Musical

Theatre, Musicals Haymarket Theatre Royal , Soho Monday September 3 2018 - Saturday November 24 2018
5 out of 5 stars
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Heathers – The Musical
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A West End transfer for the musical theatre version of the cult teen movie

Well, f*** us gently with a chainsaw – 'Heathers' is finally getting the West End musical production it deserves. Writers Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy have adapted the classic movie about a bunch of murderous teen psychopaths into a musical that's already entertained audiences in Los Angeles and Off-Broadway. Now, following a lengthy tryout at The Other Palace in Victoria over the summer, it transfers to the Haymarket for a 12-week-run with its newly revised book and a gory spattering of new songs.

Carrie Hope Fletcher will step into Winona Ryder's shoes as kilted misanthrope Veronica Sawyer: appropriately, she's fresh from a turn as the similarly murderous Wednesday in a touring production of 'The Addams Family'. 'Heathers' is directed by Andy Fickman, with choreography by Gary Lloyd ('Thriller', 'Carrie'). Bring your own mineral water. 

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Transport: Piccadilly Circus tube
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tastemaker

I officially loved this show. Great set design, amazing cast, catchy and comical songs. It was actually a breath of fresh air amongst a few very old fashioned West’s End offerings.

I was a big fan of the movie as a teen and so had to check out the musical adaptation but I really didn’t expect the show to be so laugh out loud funny and cleverly put together.

Every cast member had their moment and all of them shone.

Highly recommended if you want a really good and different night out.

tastemaker

This is a really good show. Carrie Hope Fletcher is just great as Veronica Sawyer, as I knew she would be. Heathers seems to have a cult following and Fletcher brings along her own YouTube followers that seem to be packing out the audience night after night. I'm glad it's getting a West End transfer, as it works very well at The Other Palace, but has potential to be great on a bigger stage. The songs let the show down a bit for me, other than Candy Store and Seventeen, I found the rest forgettable. This 80s musical has a lot to say about the pains of growing up and fitting it, which are still relevant today.

tastemaker

There's a reason why this musical has such a following.


Starting with the musical itself, it has the perfect combination on humour, acting and cheoro. This musical covers some very serious topics is such a genuine and light-hearted way.

The cast was all outstanding in their own right, including the ensemble who kept distracting me with their side characters. Carrie is an absolute stand out really showing off her amazing vocal controls and comic timing.


Now I don't normally notice the venue however with it being a small intimate theatre filled with people who clearly loved the musical created the best atmosphere.


Would highly recommend, not your standard musical in all the best ways.