See Heathers the Musical at the Blackpool Opera House
Based on the 1988 cult film with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers is the record-breaking hit musical from Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy. Heathers quickly sold out of tickets during its LA trial, moving to Off-Broadway, London’s West End and international tours.
The dark American comedy follows four teens at Westerburg High School. The Heathers clique adopt lonely and longing Veronica Sawyer to join their gang, ruling the school one cruel trick at a time. But when Veronica meets the mysterious new student JD, things take a different course, as the pair embark on a murderous campaign to take down the popular kids at school.
Though the musical is dark and is interweaves many important contemporary issues, such as bulimia, bullying, teen suicide, and more, it’s a comedy at its core. Humour and rock music carry audiences through the well-known story, with songs such as ‘Dead Girl Walking’, ‘Seventeen’ and ‘Freeze Your Brain’.
Whether you fell in love with Heathers back in the 80s or have yet to see it, the musical is a great way to revisit the iconic era. Scrunchies, shoulder-pads and knee highs, Heathers is nothing but iconic. After scooping up a handful of WhatsOnStage Awards - including Best New Musical - Heathers is back for more greetings and salutations...