FANGIRLS: What to expect - 1


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Hilarious and thought-provoking new musical Fangirls by Australian writer Yve Blake (music, lyrics, and book) makes its UK debut at the Lyric Hammersmith this summer. A multi-award winner in Sydney, the musical explores an ordinary 14-year-old schoolgirl Edna’s infatuation with world- famous boy band star Harry, and the lengths she’s prepared to go to get him to notice her.

Fangirls is a retort to the press’s mocking tone towards One Direction’s distraught young fans when Zayn Malik announced his departure from the band in 2015. Blake instead wanted to show how loyal, motivated, and influential fans can be, and carried out interviews with hundreds of teenage girls when developing the musical. The show was first performed in 2019 at Queensland Theatre and Belvoir Theatre, before touring Australia twice, and arriving at the Sydney Opera House in 2022.

The show is set to a raucous original score that replicates the effect of being at a pop concert. The production is directed by Paige Rattray, who directed the original production. The cast is to be announced.

In a five-star review, Time Out Sydney called the show “a seriously multilayered affair” and remarked that it “brings a remarkably unspoken social truth to the surface: teenage girls deserve respect for what they love, even if you don’t love the same things they do”. Furthermore, Fangirls won the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical; the Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret; the 2020 AWGIE Award for Music Theatre, and was recognised for New Australian Writing for Music theatre at 2022's Green Room Awards. Book Fangirls tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

15th July, 2024

End date

24th August, 2024


Ages 12+.

FANGIRLS cast and creative team

By: Yve Blake
Songs by: Yve Blake
Director: Paige Rattray
Choreography: Ebony Williams
Producer: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions
Design: David Fleischer
Costumes: David Fleischer
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Tony Gayle
Other info: Video design by Ash J Woodward, vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Zara Stanton, music production by David Muratore, associate musical direction by Laurence Stannard


King Street, Lyric Square, London, United Kingdom, W6 0QL


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: West Brompton
Bus numbers: 190, 266, 267, 391, H91
Night bus numbers: N9, N11

More information about FANGIRLS

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is FANGIRLS about?

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions present the UK premiere of Fangirls, an outrageous new musical with music, lyrics, and book by Australian writer Yve Blake. The winner of multiple awards in Australia, this show is inspired by One Direction fandom and the dedication of their millions of followers. Never underestimate a fangirl with a mission!

Where is FANGIRLS playing?

FANGIRLS is playing at Lyric Hammersmith. The theatre is located in King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL.

How long is FANGIRLS?

The running time of FANGIRLS is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

How do you book tickets for FANGIRLS?

Book tickets for FANGIRLS on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for FANGIRLS?

The recommended age for FANGIRLS is Ages 12+..

How much do tickets cost for FANGIRLS?

Tickets for FANGIRLS start at £19.

What songs are in Fangirls?

Fangirls features an original score by Yve Blake.

Who wrote Fangirls?

The music, lyrics, and book for Fangirls are written by Yve Blake.

Who directs Fangirls?

Paige Rattray directs Fangirls.

Is Fangirls good?

Fangirls features an uplifting original score that evokes a pop concert and received rave reviews in its native Australia.

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