Casting announced for 'Heathers the Musical' at @sohoplace

ITV’s I Have a Dream finalist Esme Bowdler, Sedona Sky, and Daisy Twells are the musical's titular Heathers. Jenna Innes returns to the show as Veronica Sawyer.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Casting has been announced for Heathers the Musical, which returns to the West End later this month. The show will open at @sohoplace for a limited run.

Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe's musical about dangerous high school cliques was last seen in the West End in 2021.

The show will star Jenna Innes (Les Misérables), who returns as Veronica Sawyer. She is joined by Keelan McAuley (Clueless, Grease) as JD.

The titular Heathers include Esme Bowdler (ITV’s I Have a Dream finalist) as Heather Chandler, Sedona Sky (making her professional debut) as Heather Duke, and Daisy Twells (Heathers) as Heather McNamara.

The rest of the cast includes Amy Miles (making her professional debut) as Martha Dunnstock, Lucy Sinclair (Rehab the Musical, We Will Rock You) as Ms Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Iván Fernández González (Bhangra Nation) as Kurt Kelly, Jason Battersby (Just for One Day) as Ram Sweney, Alexander Service (Heathers) as Kurt’s Dad/Big-Bud/Principal, Conor McFarlane (Once, Heathers) as Ram’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Coach, Ben Fenwick (Pippin in Concert) as Beleaguered Geek, Madeleine Hargrave (Hairspray) as Midwestern Surfer Punk, Eliza Bowden (Heathers) as New Wave Party Girl, May Tether (Very Very Bad Cinderella, Heathers) as Drama Club Drama Queen, Jasmine Cole (Crazy Coqs Cabaret) as Young Republicanette, Kelly Sweeney (Six, Hair) as Stoner Chick, Lewis Asquith (Heathers) as Hipster Dork, and Bradly Doko (Sideshow in Concert) as Preppy Stud.

The production is directed by Andy Fickman, with choreography by associate director Gary Lloyd, designs by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, and sound by Dan Samson.

Based on the 1989 cult film of the same name, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers tells the story of high school “nobody” Veronica Sawyer, who dreams of popularity. Her call is finally answered when she’s accepted into the ‘Heathers’ clique at school. But, as she begins to behave in order to fit in with the crowd, can Veronica remain true to herself?

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Photo credit: 2023 UK tour of Heathers. (Photo by Pamela Raith)

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