The show will be returning to the Turbine Theatre from 7 October – 27 November
NIC CROSARA, IMAGES BY MARK SENIOR
Back in February, the cast of But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical hit stages and blew audiences away. Adapted from the 1999 LIONSGATE® film of the same name, directed and story by Jamie Babbit and screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson, this coming-of-age story follows head cheerleader Megan, who appears to have it all. That is until she finds out her friends and family suspect that she might well be a lesbian and send her to a “rehabilitation camp” to set her straight. This all-American high school tale is full of heart, humour and entertainment, the musical offers a comic take on gay conversion practices and shows why this is still important to address now, as it was in 1999. But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, has book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams and direction by Tania Azevedo.
Now, DIVAs, it’s time to get excited and ready your pom poms because Paul Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with LIONSGATE®, are bringing But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical back to the stage, and you can see the magic as soon as this autumn where the musical will return to the Turbine Theatre.
Are you ready to meet the cast?
Jessica Aubrey (Bedknobs And Broomsticks) will be taking on the role of head cheerleader Megan and will share the stage with Megan Hill (The Wedding Singer) as Graham. The two leads will be joined by the rest of the fabulous cast: Louis Amir Hook (Here Comes Santa Claus) as Jalal and will cover Mike, Kenneth Avery Clark (Violet) as Dad/Larry, Inez Budd (Heathers) as Sinead, Georgina Hagen (Heathers) as Mary Brown, Freddie Love (Crash Course) as Mom/Lloyd and will cover Mary Brown, Michael Mather (Jet Set Go) as Jared/Rock, Patrick Munday (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Dolph, Julian Quijano (the 12 Tenors) as André, Noel Sullivan (How To Survive An Apocalypse) as Mike, Ash Weir (Dr Who: Time Fracture) as Kimberly/Hilary, Ciaran Spencer – who is making his professional stage debut – and Josie Kemp (Les Misérables) as the Super Cheerleaders.
This musical that is all about sexual awakenings and self–acceptance has resonated with many LGBTQIA audiences already and has instantly become a queer favourite. So if you missed out on your chance to see the magic when it first hit stages, you definitely don’t want to miss out this time.
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical returns to the Turbine Theatre from 7 October – 27 November and Gala Night will take place on 11 October.
Get your tickets here: TheTurbineTheatre.com
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