Heathers: The Musical Review

Heathers, the 1988 cult classic starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater (which I must admit I’d never seen) has been made into a musical adapation. It has now made it’s way to the West End though and OnIn.London couldn’t be happier. The musical adaptation has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York before a sell-out run at The Other Palace in London earlier this year.

From start to finish, this musical production gave me goosebumps. As soon as Carrie Hope Fletcher enters the stage, she had me hooked on her portrayal of Veronica. It’s also not hard to see why Veronica became infatuated with Jamie Muscato’s JD. He embodies the creepy and twisted character so well that even I left with a little bit of a crush on the actor.

While Heathers is set in the late 80’s, themes of high school bullying and teen suicide are very much still prevalent today. This allows the audience to relate to the characters whether they were popular or unpopular in high school.

The songs range from humourous (Dead Girl Walking, My Dead Gay Son) to the downright heartfelt (Lifeboat, Our Love Is God). Each spectacularly performed as shown by Jenny O’Leary as Marth Dunnstock’s emotional rendition of ‘Kindergarten Boyfriend’. This song was bit of a show-stopper and who knew she had that voice hidden away. It’s almost a shame this is her only big number in the production – it was amazing.

Heathers: The Musical is bound to be just as a cult classic as the movie it is based on. So greetings and salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High – you’ll have a night you won’t forget so hurry up and book your tickets now. I’m already planning to go see the show again especially as I haven’t stopped listening to the soundtrack since I left the theatre.

HEATHERS – THE MUSICAL is performing at the THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET until the 24 NOVEMBER 2018, which means you better get a move on.


Monday – Saturday – 7.45pm

Thursday & Saturday – 3.00pm

Ticket Prices: From £25.00 – 150+ £25 tickets at every performance.

Day Seats: A limited number of seats are available at £25 from 10am in person at the box office on the day of the show. Maximum 2 tickets per person.

Address: Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Box Office: 020 7930 8800







Written by Tegan LeBon