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But I’m a cheerleader: the musical will premiere in London in 2022

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The theatrical adaptation of the cult favorite But I’m a cheerleader gets full production in London. The musical will take place at the Turbine Theater from February 18 to April 16, 2022, with an opening night slated for February 23.

Based on the film of the same name, But I’m a cheerleader was originally presented as part of MTFestUK at The Other Palace in 2019. The musical has a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams, directed by Tania Azevedo, choreography by Alexandra Sarmiento and lighting by Martha Godfrey.

The story follows Megan, an all-American high school cheerleader with the perfect life, until she finds out that her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and sends her to rehab camp. to put it back on its feet.

“The musical explores themes around conversion therapy and coming out and the complications some teens face in trying to be authentic themselves,” said Turbine Theater artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills. “Conversion therapy is still legal in the UK and most of the US and is still in effect. This important work is very much in line with the kind of stories we want to tell.

The London premiere is presented by Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with Lionsgate.