But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical

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Turbine Theatre, London

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The hilarious film to stage musical

Hilarious, irreverent and full of heart, But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming-of-age comedy about sexual awakening and self-realization.  Based on the cult hit movie directed Jamie Babbit and with a screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson, this musical stage adaptation has book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams and direction by Tania Azevedo.

But I’m a Cheerleader runs until 27 November 2022 at the Turbine Theatre.

What is But I’m A Cheerleader about?

But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all-American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life.
That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to ‘True Directions,’ a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. It is at this camp, under the strict tutelage of headmistress Mary Brown that Megan meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her ‘true direction’ is.

Who is in the cast of But I’m A Cheerleader?

The cast for But I’m a Cheerleader stars Jessica Aubrey (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) as Megan, and Megan Hill (The Wedding SingerMaria Friedman and Friends – Legacy) as Graham.

Other cast includes Hear’Say’s Noel Sullivan (How To Survive an Apocalypse) as Mike, Louis Amir Hook (Here Comes Santa Claus) as Jalal and will cover Mike, Kenneth Avery-Clark (Violet) as Dad/Larry, Inez Budd (Heathers) as Sinead, Georgina Hagen (Heathers) as Mary Brown, Freddie Love (Crash Course) as Mom/Lloyd and will cover Mary Brown, Michael Mather (Jet Set Go) as Jared/Rock, Patrick Munday (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Dolph, Julian Quijano (The 12 Tenors) as André, Ash Weir (Dr Who: Time Fracture) as Kimberly/Hilary, Ciaran Spencer, and Josie Kemp (Les Misérables) as the Super Cheerleaders.

Creative team

But I’m a Cheerleader has a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams, and direction by Tania Azevedo.


Reviews of But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical

"Bright, entertaining comedy-musical" - The Guardian
"Undeniably fun" - Evening Standard
“Quirky, cracking comedy ”- The Stage
"Wonderfully camp" - Gay Times

Show Information

Age restrictions
16+
Running time
2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 27 November 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Turbine Theatre, Arches Lane, Circus West Village, London, SW11 8AB
Nearest Tube or Train: Battersea Power Station (Underground), Battersea Park (rail station)
Nearest Buses: 44, 137, 452
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But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical returns to the Turbine Theatre in London
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is heading back to London, with a new run at the Turbine Theatre from 7 October to 27 November 2022. But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming-of-age comedy about sexual awakening and self-realization, and features a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, based on the cult classic movie. Direction will once again be by Tania Azevedo. The show was first presented as part of MTFestUK 2019, and then got a full staging at the Turbine Theatre earlier this year. But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is the story of Megan, an all-American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to ‘True Directions,’ a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, Turbine Theatre said: “Today is a big day for The Turbine Theatre. As we prepare for the West End transfer of My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do) to the Garrick Theatre, we keep our foot on the gas at our Battersea base to ensure we remain a vital voice in the development of new work in the UK. Today we unveil the return of But I’m a Cheerleader: The Musical at The Turbine Theatre. We had an incredible sell-out season earlier this year and learnt a huge amount about the show we’re creating and indeed its audience. We’re committed to creating the best possible version of the show and are thrilled to have an opportunity to present it again this Autumn.” Running at the Turbine Theatre from 7 October to 27 November 2022, the show is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with Lionsgate. Book tickets to But I'm a Cheerleader at the Turbine Theatre
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But I’m a Cheerleader extends at the Turbine Theatre, eyes a West End transfer
Musical But I'm a Cheerleader, based on the 90's queer cult movie, is extending its run at the Turbine Theatre in London. The show will now run until 8 May 2022. Joining the cast will be 'Super Cheerleader' swings Lauren Soley and Owen McHugh, plus Leslie Bowan as André and Kurt Kansley as Mike from the end April. Also the new resident director/choreographer will be Ruthie Stephens. Artistic Director of the Turbine Theatre, Paul Taylor-Mills, said in a statement to the press that the show planned to take "a short pause to make some adjustments" before resuming the rest of the run up to 8 May. He goes on to say that the adjustments follow a similar process they went through on Heathers at The Other Palace before it moved to the West End: "The idea is that we will do the same with But, I'm a Cheerleader and hope to get the show as ready, as ready can be, for its future", implying that a West End transfer may be on the cards. But I'm a Cheerleader: The Musical, has book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams and direction by Tania Azevedo. Musical direction and orchestration is by Josh Sood with choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento and set and costume design by David Shields. Lighting by Martha Godfrey, sound design by Chris Whybrow and projection design by George Reeve. With casting by Will Burton, CDG. But I'm A Cheerleader is the story of Megan, an all-American high school cheerleader who has the perfect life. That is, until she finds out her friends and family suspect her of being a lesbian and send her packing to 'True Directions,' a rehabilitation camp to set her straight. It is at this camp, under the strict tutelage of headmistress Mary Brown that Megan meets Graham, a sexy tomboy who shows her exactly what her 'true direction' is. Hilarious, irreverent and full of heart, But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical is a quirky coming-of-age comedy about sexual awakening and self-realization. Book tickets to But I'm a Cheerleader at the Turbine Theatre in London

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