Award-winning Heathers The Musical will launch its touring production at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 5 to Saturday 14 August 2021 before spreading corn nuts throughout the UK and Ireland!
Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills are the producers, and the show is directed by acclaimed American screen and stage director Andy Fickman. It’s a high-octane, black comedy, rock musical, based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater – and can’t you just feel that energy by simply looking at the images? Or it is me, anticipation and excitement building? I’d rather put it down to the photographic skills of Pamela Raith, the lighting, set and costume design, and the dramatic impact of talented artists on stage.
To put you in the picture: Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. When she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity may finally come true. Mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody.
The 2021 touring Class of Westerberg High includes Rebecca Wickes (Veronica Sawyer), Simon Gordon (JD), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler) and Merryl Ansah (Heather Duke).
Choreography is by Thriller Live’s Gary Lloyd, design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell and sound by Dan Samson.
Lizzy Parker (Heather McNamara), Georgina Hagen (Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom), Mhairi Angus (Martha Dunnstock), Liam Doyle (Kurt Kelly), Rory Phelan (Ram Sweeney), Andy Brady (Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principle Gowan) and Kurt Kansley (Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper). Completing the cast in the ensemble is Callum Connolly, Rhiane Drummond, Bayley Hart, Benjamin Karren, Sam Stones, May Tether and Daisy Twells.
Heathers The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 5 to Saturday 14 August 2021
Book online at leedsheritagetheatres.com or call 0113 243 0808
Leeds Heritage Theatres is Leeds Grand Theatre, City Varieties Music Hall and Hyde Park Picture House. Photographs provided by Leeds Grand Theatre. Credit Pamela Raith.