‘Heathers: The Musical’ Review
‘Heathers: The Musical’ is based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters; the musical’s music, lyrics, and book are written by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, originally published in 2010. After the sold-out try-out in 2014, the show has become increasingly popular and gained a lot of fans over the years, with productions still running today. This show is a “high-energy black comedy” that opens conversations about “dark issues” such as, bullying, suicide, sexual assault, and school violence. Read on for a full review of the London West End cast performance for ‘Heathers: The Musical’!
The film version contains no music though it is a nice watch for those who can view it on Netflix, being limited in some countries. Simply search and check if it comes up, otherwise, check out the plot and trailer below.
‘Heathers’ film plot:
“Veronica is part of the most popular but snobby clique at her high school. Soon she starts killing the cool kids with the help of her new boyfriend J.D.”
‘Heathers’ film trailer:
“Welcome to Westerberg High where Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers and 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 London cast for ‘Heathers: The Musical’ was the winner of the WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, following two “smash hit London seasons”. The musical is filled with dark humour and is “wickedly funny with dazzling” lyrics and story. check out the trailer for the musical below!
The musical soundtrack will forever be playing in my head as it is absolutely outstanding and a must-see for everyone, as long as you are over 14, or if not, then accompanied by an adult. The acting was on point and made me wish I could replay some moments as they were genius. I personally feel that the cast brought out the key aspects of their characters out really well, keeping with the story and their lines, while adding a little something of their own whenever they got the chance to. For example, little quirks for each characters, certain movements, nods, or behaviours, as well as ad-lids.