Heathers At The Alexandra

We were gifted tickets to this performance

Last night my daughter and I went along to The Alexandra, Birmingham, to see Heathers.

If you’ve not seen this one or heard about it, here’s a little about Heathers….

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very 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. Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody.

This was a new show to me, though I had seen the 80s film with Christian Slater and Winona Ryder, but that was a very long time ago now. A very long time! 

My daughter was very keen to see it as I gather Heathers has been on TikTok quite a lot so she was already familiar with some of the songs.

From the opening act, it drew you in. It was just one great song after another, with dark and funny dialogue, all delivered brilliantly.

It perfectly meshed together serious themes with humour and the music flowed seamlessly.

There were plenty of laughs with a plot that kept things interesting in every single scene. 

The cast all delivered, with stand out performances from Jenna Innes as Veronica and Verity Thompson as Heather Chandler. 

The theatre felt alive, you could just feel how completely engrossed everyone was.

And if there was any doubt about how much everyone enjoyed it, the standing ovation at the end made it very clear.

Heathers completely lived up to my daughter’s expectations. Impressing a teen isn’t always easy, so this is high praise indeed!

She’s added the songs to her playlist and tells me this is one of her favourite shows. And I can totally see why, Heathers is a must-see. 

Heathers is running at the Alexandra Birmingham Tue 16 May until Sat 20 May 2023. Don’t miss it!

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Disclosure: We were gifted tickets to this performance

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