The musical based on the hit film Mean Girls will open in London in 2024, it has been announced.
The West End arrival coincides with the 20th anniversary of the 2004 film, starring Lindsay Lohan as outsider Cady Heron, who grew up in Africa and enrolls in an American high school where she must navigate the world of Plastics – girls. who runs the school.
The film, written by 30-year-old rock star Tina Fey, stars Rachel McAdams as leader Regina George and Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert as her assistants Karen and Gretchen.
The musical show has already been a hit on Broadway, where it opened in 2018, and has since gone on two national tours.
News of the West End opening was announced on October 3, which is known as Mean Girls Day in reference to the scene in the film in which Cady asks what day it is to the boy she has a crush on.
Fans have been waiting for this date for many years, and the stars of the film often mark this day by sharing memories.
The show, written by Fey, composer Geoff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, will open at the Savoy Theater in London in June 2024.
Fey said: “We’re so excited to bring Mean Girls to London, where everyone already knows what Regina stands for.”
Producers Lorne Michaels and Sonia Friedman added: “Mean Girls is a timeless comedy that has captivated generations of audiences around the world for decades.
“Having worked together for several years on this production, we are immensely proud and excited to present this musical, led by this incredible writing and creative team, at the Savoy Theater in London.”
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2023.