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Is Mean Girls the Musical coming to London? Latest news on West End transfer

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Here’s all we know about Mean Girls the Musical coming to London’s West End.

Based on the hit 2004 movie of the same name, Mean Girls the musical features a book by Tina Fey with music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin.

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Opening on Broadway in 2018, Mean Girls was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and played for 833 performances before closing during the pandemic in January 2021.

So can we expect the show to come to the UK?

Is Mean Girls the Musical coming to the West End?

There’s good news – Mean Girls the Musical is on its way to London! Prior to the pandemic, producers had announced plans to open in Spring 2021 although a theatre was never confirmed.

In January 2021 producers confirmed they were still bringing the show to the West End, alongside a North American tour and a movie adaptation.

Producer Lorne Michaels said as the show closed on Broadway: “We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when theaters can open their doors again.”

As yet no more information has been given on when Mean Girls will open in London – we’ll update this post with more when we have it.

What to expect from the show

Mean Girls is based on the 2004 film of the same name written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.

The musical adaptation very much follows the plot of the movie, telling the story of 16-year-old Cady Heron who moves to a new school in Chicago after being homeschooled her whole life in Africa.

The plot follows Cady as she attempts to find her place in the various cliques of an American high school.

A full original Broadway cast recording is available to stream, download or purchase on CD and Vinyl here.

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