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Mean Girls "spills the tea" with West End cast announcement

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The 2004 film was and remains a cult classic. Its sequel didn't earn any such acclaim, for one simple reason: it's hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice in a row. But over a decade later, the iconic film hit the stage with a widely-praised Broadway production noted for retaining the spirit of the original while still being a fresh take on a classic. Now the show is getting a West End production with a new cast, and it's just so fetch!

Based on the book by Tina Fey, who starred as Ms Norbury in the original, this production will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. His extensive body of work includes Spamalot (2005), The Book of Mormon (2011), Mean Girls (2018), and Some Like It Hot (2023). With several Tony and Laurence Olivier Award nominations and wins under his belt, Nicholaw is a valuable addition to this musical's creative team.

The misfits

The cast features Charlie Burn as Cady Heron, a new transfer student who must navigate high school politics and female frenemieships. She instantly falls in with the misfits Janis (played by Elena Skye) and Damian (played by Tom Xander). Together, the trio hatch nefarious plans to upend the system and take down the tyrants.

The plastics

Speaking of tyrants: "Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by Regina George." Well if you haven't yet, get ready because Georgina Castle is all set to bring it as the Queen Bee. She is joined by her minions Gretchen Wieners (Elèna Gyasi) and Karen Smith (Grace Mouat).

He also goes here

The supporting cast includes fellow students Aaron Samuels (Daniel Bravo), Regina's ex and Cady's love interest, and Kevin Ganatra (Lucca Chadwick-Patel), who also goes to this school.

The cool ones

The school's teaching staff include Mr Duvall (Ako Mitchell) and Ms Norbury, played by Zoë Rainey who also wears the hats of Ms Heron and Mrs George in this production.

Get in loser, we're going to the theater

Every line of dialogue from Mean Girls is iconic and quote-worthy and every scene from the original remains memorable. Naturally, this has a lot to do with brilliant writing and acting. But it also has as much to do with the nuances and themes the movie touched on. The Broadway production held fast to its roots while allowing the cast to explore new facets of a cult classic. We can't wait to see what fresh ideas the West End production brings to the set.

Mean Girls hits the Savoy Theatre on West End this June and will run through February 2025. Grab your tickets before they run out!

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