Off-West End's Heathers the Musical has revealed new cast members that will soon be gracing the halls of Westerberg High. The show, which re-opened at its original London home November 25, 2021, continues performances at The Other Palace through February 19, 2023.
Erin Caldwell will take on the role of the high school outcast Veronica Sawyer, joined by new addition Nathanael Landskroner as brooding teen Jason ‘J.D’ Dean. They join current cast leads Maddison Firth, Vivian Panka, and Jasmine Beel as the eponymous characters Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, and Heather McNamara, respectively.
Rounding out the cast are Ashleigh Harvey as Ms Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Lydia Eliza Roberts as Martha Dunnstock, Tobias Turley as Kurt Kelly, Brandon Gale as Ram Sweeney, Stuart Turner as Ram’s Dad, Veronica's Dad, Principal Gowan, Ryan Bennett as Kurt’s Dad, Big Bud Dean, and Coach Ripper, Elliot David Parkes as Beleaguered Geek, May Tether as Drama Club Drama Queen, Lewis Asquith as Hipster Dork/Officer, Georgia Gagen as New Wave Party Girl, Amonik Melaco as Preppy Stud/Officer, Bayley Hart as Stoner Chick, Eleanor Morrison-Halliday as Young Republicanette, and Billie Bowman as Midwestern Surf Punk. Parkes, Tether, Asquith, Gagen, Melaco, Hart, Morrison-Halliday, and Bowman all also serve as understudies.
The musical, based on the 1989 cult favorite film, features a book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe. Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, Heathers is directed for the stage by Andy Fickman and features choreography by Gary Lloyd, costume and production design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Dan Samson, and musical direction by Phil Cornwel. Production services are by Steam Motion and Sound, with Roku, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BKStudios producing.
Heathers follows Westerberg High student Veronica Sawyer befriends the beautiful and cruel Heathers, setting her on the track to become one of the most popular girls in school—until she meets a mysterious teen rebel who changes everything. The work premiered at Los Angeles' Hudson Backstage Theatre in 2013 before moving too Off-Broadway the following year. Despite a short-lived New York run, the musical followed the success of its source material and has become a cult favorite thanks to its cast album and its frequent regional and school productions.
The London production will be releasing a filmed stage performance in the U.S. and Canada as a Roku Original on The Roku Channel September 16, capturing the musical's original London production, which bowed at The Other Palace in 2018 before breaking box-office records and transferring to Theatre Royal Haymarket the same year. Since its debut, the production toured the U.K. and played an encore run at the Haymarket that later transferred back to its original home at The Other Palace.
For tickets and more information, visit TheOtherPalace.co.uk.