Photos of the West End cast of Bend It Like Beckham as they spent the day in Southall, West London.

As they prepare to begin rehearsals, the West End cast of Bend It Like Beckham spent the day in Southall, West London where the story of the musical is set.

Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical is a joyous new musical comedy based on the smash-hit film Bend It Like Beckham starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi.

STORY

The show centres on teenager Jess, who wants to live up to her traditional Indian family’s expectations of university, career and marriage, but also dreams of following in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham and playing professional football. When she is spotted playing football in Southall a world of opportunities suddenly open up, but as the day of her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches it becomes clear she needs to pick sides.

BOOK

Book tickets to Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre