Heathers the Musical

Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy and based on the 1989 cult film Heathers. After a sold-out Los Angeles tryout, the show moved Off-Broadway in 2014. In June 2018, Heathers: The Musicalopened in London at the off-West End theatre, The Other Palace, and a month later, it was announced that the show would be transferring to the West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in September of 2018.

Whilst being light-hearted with humorous characters and fun songs, the show opens conversations about dark issues including bullying, teen suicide, and violence in schools. The social politics of high school are shifted when rebellious Veronica Sawyer meets the damaged romantic wild card J.D., and the hierarchy ruled by the clique of Heathers falls apart with accidental and not so accidental murders. Heathers explores empowerment and vulnerability in the relationships between friends, lovers, parents and school communities, creating a show of high emotion.

Daniel Domenech