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REVIEW: Heathers at The Alexandra Birmingham

REVIEW: Heathers at The Alexandra Birmingham


Darkish, camp and utterly unstoppable! Heathers appears to be the phoenix of the musical world: a continuous conveyer belt of limitless solid adjustments and new UK excursions; rising from the ashes and getting stronger with every new lease of life. This present touring manufacturing isn’t any exception. 

Based mostly on the late ‘80s cult movie of the identical title, Heathers is a black comedy centring round three in style ladies at highschool – all named Heather. Like each cliché stereotype of an American, bitchy teenage lady, the Heathers rule the college and exit of their strategy to spoil the lives of others: suppose Imply Ladies however earlier than the web period. Our protagonist Veronica, an clever misfit with hopes of going to Harvard, will get sucked into the soulless pit of adolescent energy and beneficial properties a superficial friendship with the Heathers in trade for her expertise for forging handwriting. Within the commotion of climbing her approach up the highschool hierarchy, Veronica stumbles throughout the brand new child at college; a brooding, literary-quoting teenage boy with a mysterious and seductive flare. JD – as he calls himself, entices Veronica right into a collection of darkish actions, leading to a number of murders, disguised as suicides. 

Firstly, it have to be talked about that the hype from London’s unique manufacturing of Heathers has not proven any signal of dying down – with Corn Nuts (nickname for the Heathers fandom) arriving on the theatre in full cosplay and screaming on the entrance of the Heathers on stage, as if John Lennon had risen from the lifeless and gave a one-night-only efficiency. The stage was actually electrical – with the casting being impeccably on level, even with a number of understudies on. 

The rating for this present is its greatest promoting level; limitless up-tempo, catchy bangers comparable to ‘Sweet Retailer’ and ‘Massive Enjoyable,’ indulgent, dramatic ballads stuffed with teen-angst, and naturally, the musical’s signature tune ‘Useless Woman Strolling’ – stirring the hormones of all of the pubescent fandom within the auditorium. Booming by the theatre, was the bountiful music directed by Will Pleasure – a luscious sound amplifying the rock/pop rating to his fullest potential. 

Veronica Sawyer, performed by Jenna Innes, was excellent – the personification of teenage woe – vocals so spectacular but so easy. The chemistry between her and her antagonist/lover JD, performed by Jacob Fowler was chic. His sinister but charming manner left the viewers feeling each in love and extremely on-edge. With dreamy, wealthy vocals that by no means faltered – this on-stage couple ran the present to perfection.

Heathers will probably be hovering by the New Alexandra Theatre till twentieth Could – a fan-favourite cult musical you’ll be unhappy to overlook!

Overview by Esther Neville

Ranking: ★★★★

Seat: Costume Circle, H33 | Worth of Ticket: £48.00

TW: Theme of suicide/Glorified suicide



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