Heathers the Musical, which reopened at London's The Other Palace in November 2021, will be filmed in May for a future release.
Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills are joining forces with Steam Motion and Sound for the live capture. The production will be closed May 3-19 to allow for the filming. Performances will resume May 20 and continue through September 4.
As part of the shoot, there will be two live performances, and a ballot will be held for tickets with details to be announced. Casting has yet to be revealed.
Director Andy Fickman said, “Heathers has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many people in the U.K. since it was first produced here in 2018. This marks an exciting next step in the show’s journey.”
BK Studios CEO David Gilbery added, “This is a brilliant opportunity for us to bring this hit show to so many more audiences on a global scale, and we’re proud to be partnering with such a prolific studio in making that happen.”
With a book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, Heathers the Musical is based on the cult film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The musical is directed by Fickman with choreography by Gary Lloyd, designs by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Dan Samson, and musical direction by Phil Cornwell.
Heathers the Musical was a record-breaker at The Other Palace in 2018, before transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season later that year. Last year, the production returned to the Haymarket in parallel with a U.K. tour, before returning to its original home at The Other Palace.
Steam Motion and Sound was founded in 2003 by Brett Sullivan and Clayton Jacobsen in Sydney. Their live theatre films include Waitress, Bonnie and Clyde, Prince of Egypt (all currently in post-production); Aladdin (Disney+), Kinky Boots, Newsies, Miss Saigon, Billy Elliot, Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera 25th, Les Miserables 25th, and Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular.