Mean Girls Goes British in London’s West End, Opening June 26

Mean Girls Goes British in London’s West End, Opening June 26

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Mean Girls Goes British in London’s West End, Opening June 26

The transfer of the Broadway and big screen hit is playing the Savoy Theatre.

Fetch is happening—in the U.K. at last! The West End premiere of Mean Girls, adapted from the 2004 film, officially opens at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End June 26 after beginning previews June 5.

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the musical features a book by Tina Fey (adapting her 2004 screenplay), music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The 2018 Broadway production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Lorne Michaels and Sonia Friedman are producing the London bow.

Leading the cast are Charlie Burn (Les Misérables) as Cady Heron, Georgina Castle (Dirty Dancing, Elf the Musical) as Regina George, Elèna Gyasi (SIX) as Gretchen Wieners, Grace Mouat (The Great British Bake Off Musical) as Karen Smith, Elena Skye (Les Misérables) as Janis Sarkisian, Tom Xander (The Book of Mormon) as Damian Hubbard, Daniel Bravo (Cruel Intentions) as Aaron Samuels, Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Mamma Mia) as Kevin Ganatra, Ako Mitchell (The Sound of Music) as Mr. Duvall, and Zoë Rainey (Made in Dagenham) as Mrs. Norbury, Mrs. George, and Ms. Heron.

The ensemble comprises Tia Antoine-Charles, Georgia Arron, Liam Buckland, Shonah Buwu, Baylie Carson, Freddie Clements, Siobhan Diffin, Angus Good, Holly Liburd, Corey Mitchell, Mervin Noronha, Aharon Rayner, Trézel Sergeant, Annie Southall, and Holly Willock, with standby Clíona Flynn; and swings Fergie Fraser, Jenny Huxley-Golden, Josh Singleton, Lillia Squires, and Tommy Wade-Smith rounding out the company.

Mean Girls features set design by Scott Pask, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, video design by Finn Ross and Adam Young, hair design by Josh Marquette, make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, and music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The West End production also includes costume design by Katrina Lindsay, casting by Natalie Gallacher for Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher Casting.

For tickets and more information, click here.

https://playbill.com/article/mean-girls-goes-british-in-londons-west-end-opening-june-26

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