It's here! Heathers: The Musical, filmed in performance at London's The Other Palace, premieres in the U.S. and Canada as a Roku Original on The Roku Channel September 16. Check out the official trailer above.
The capture is available to watch for free anywhere The Roku Channel streams, which includes Roku streaming devices, Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android, and in browser at TheRokuChannel.Roku.com.
Directed by Andy Fickman (who also directed the original Off-Broadway run), Heathers stars Ailsa Davidson as Veronica Sawyer and Simon Gordon as Jason “J.D” Dean, alongside Maddison Firth as Heather Chandler, Vivian Panka as Heather Duke, Teleri Hughes as Heather McNamara, Vicki Lee Taylor as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Mhairi Angus as Martha Dunnstock, Liam Doyle as Kurt Kelly, Rory Phelan as Ram Sweeney, Oliver Brooks as Kurt’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper, Andy Brady as Ram’s Dad/Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Dad, Benjamin Karran as Beleaguered Geek, Chris Parkinson as Hipster Dork/Officer McCord, Jermaine Woods as Peppy Stud/Officer Milner, Eleanor Morrison Halliday as Young Republicanette, Mary-Jean Caldwell as Stoner Chick, Hannah Lowther as New Wave Party Girl, and May Tether as Drama Club Drama Queen.
Based on the 1989 cult favorite film, Heathers: The Musical follows Westerberg High student Veronica Sawyer who's on track to become one of the most popular girls in school after befriending the beautiful but cruel Heathers, only to meet a mysterious teen rebel who changes everything.
The musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe. Choreography is by Gary Lloyd with 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.
The filmed stage performance captures 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, where it was filmed on stage earlier this year.