Reviews have dropped for the new West End production of Heathers the Musical in London – what did the critics make of it?
Based on the cult 1980s film of the same name, Heathers The Musical began performances at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 22 June 2021 with tickets on sale now.
The show, which previously ran at the venue in 2018, will be playing a limited season through to 13 September 2021.
Leading the Heathers West End cast for the new run will be Christina Bennington as Veronica Sawyer and Jordan Luke Gage as JD.
The Heathers will be played by Jodie Steele (Heather Chandler), Bobbie Little (Heather Duke) and Frances Mayli McCann (Heather McNamara).
Completing the cast are Lauren Ward, Madison Swan, Simon Bailey, Joaquin Pedro Valdes and Steven Serlin.
Heathers the Musical London reviews
What’s On Stage – 4/5
“It may not make you long to go back to school but it may make you want to dig out the movie, or even the cast album of this hugely enjoyable show. With this brilliant new company, Heathers is well worth another look.” – Read the full review
Gay Times- 4/5
“It’s camp, silly, basic, crude and borderline absurd – but above all that, it delivers a rollicking good time.” – Read the full review
The Telegraph- 2/5
“What a strange show Heathers the Musical is: an outsized comedy, dressed to the nines in pop-socks and shoulder-pads, poking fun at teenage suicide while making mawkish points about mental health.” – Read the full review
The Stage – 3/5
“Christina Bennington is terrifically energetic as protagonist Veronica, skilfully navigating a clumsily written part that positions her as both the show’s sardonic narrator and its conflicted emotional heart.” – Read the full review
Heathers the Musical plays Theatre Royal Haymarket, London currently booking through to 13 September 2021.
The standard performance schedule is Monday-Saturday at 7:40PM with 3:00PM matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays.