Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, the high-octane black-comedy rock musical, based on the cult 1989 teen film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, arrives in Birmingham as part of a national UK tour.
Heathers The Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket (pic: Pamela Raith Photography)
The winner of 2019's What's On Stage award for best new musical, Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer, a high school "nobody" who dreams of becoming popular. She's accepted into the "Heathers" clique at Westerberg High but she attracts the attention of mysterious teen rebel Jason Dean, or JD for short, As she begins to behave in order to fit in with the crowd, the big question is, can Veronica remain true to herself?
A musical number at Theatre Royal Haymarket (pic: Pamela Raith Photography)
The 2021 touring Class of Westerberg High includes Rebecca Wickes (Veronica Sawyer), Simon Gordon (JD), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler), Merryl Ansah (Heather Duke) and Lizzy Parker (Heather McNamara).
Songs by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe include Big Fun, Dead Girl Walking and Seventeen, with choreography by Thriller Live's Gary Lloyd.
The cast of Heathers The Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket (pic: Pamela Raith Photography)
The show previously enjoyed two record-breaking seasons, launching at London's The Other Palace and transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018. It made its return to the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited 12-week run that concluded on September 11, 2021.