See Heathers the Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Teen vengeance and rock music collide as Heathers The Musical comes alive in Edinburgh. Based on the 80’s cult flick, the show recaptures the story of Veronica and JD as they bring down the popular Heathers clique.
The film was released in 1988 and saw Winona Ryder and Christian Slater take the lead in Daniel Waters’ story. Today it remains a classic, with images of shoulder-padded blazers, tartan skirts and knee high skirts. Think Clueless with a dark side. Whilst definitive of its era, Heathers is now back and more contemporary than ever. It tackles prominent issues of teen suicide and bullying, among other things!
Heathers the Musical is the work of Desperate Housewives’ Kevin Murphy and Legally Blonde's Laurence O’Keefe. The pair reworked the film, adding hit musical numbers such as ‘Freeze Your Brain’, ‘Seventeen’, and ‘Beautiful’. It endured a sell-out run in Los Angeles, before taking on the rest of the US, the UK and Australia. It now comes to Edinburgh Playhouse for more dark humour and rock music!
Dig out the knee high socks and tartan attire and make your way to the theatre.