Heathers the Musical casting announced as Aberdonian takes lead role

The 2024 cast of Heathers

ABERDONIAN actor Jenna Innes will star in Heathers the Musical when it comes to the city’s His Majesty’s Theatre from September 24-28.

The 2024 class of Westerberg includes 13 cast members making their West End debuts, with Jenna Innes (Les Miserables) making it beautiful in blue returning as Veronica Sawyer, having wowed audiences up and down the country last year when she first took on the role. She will be joined by Keelan McAuley (Clueless; Grease) taking on the mysterious, Jason “J.D” Dean.

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Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie, said: “Jenna proudly hails from Aberdeen and has a long history of charming our His Majesty’s audiences, having the title role in our 2018 panto, Snow White for the season in 2018/19. “With a big local following, we are sure Jenna will get a very warm welcome when she returns with a hugely talented cast in this amazing production which has been garnering rave reviews in London and around the country.”

Joining Jenna to star as the titular ‘Heathers’ are Esme Bowdler (ITV’s I have a Dream finalist) as the formidable Heather Chandler, Sedona Sky (professional debut) as Heather Duke and Daisy Twells (Heathers) as Heather McNamara.

Winner of the WhatsonStage Best New Musical, Heathers the Musical is produced by Bill Kenwright Ltd and Paul Taylor-Mills. This high octane, black comedy, rock musical based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all-time that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is back with a bang, following a smash hit West End run and two national tours.

Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.
But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. That is until JD, the mysterious teen rebel, turns up and teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but its murder being a somebody.

The award-winning writing team, Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s hit musical adaptation has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York, and its European premiere saw it become the highest grossing show at The Other Palace, having sold over 20,000 tickets across the initial run and selling out prior to its opening gala performance. It had similar success transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The show then broke records again back at its original home, The Other Palace, as the longest running show in the venue’s history.

Tickets are on sale now, available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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