Love Island’s Amber Davies and Olympic medalist Louis Smith will star in Bring It On: The Musical at London’s Southbank Centre this December.
Inspired by the 2000 film about competitive cheerleading and over-the-top team rivalries , the musical takes audiences on a high-flying, energy-fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.
Smith, a four time gymnastic Olympic medalist, most recently appeared in Rip It Up in the West End and on tour. The show will make good use of his gymnastic training but also put his dancing skills to good use. Smith honed his moves on BBC Strictly Come Dancing, winning the competition in 2012 and the 2014 Christmas special
Whilst Davies rose to fame as a contestant on ITV series Love Island in 2017 her theatrical break-out role came playing ‘Judy Bernly’ in the acclaimed West End premiere of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre in 2019.
Created by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and Jeff Whitty, Tony winning writer of hit musical comedy Avenue Q.
The previously announced show had been due to run in 2020 but was delayed due to covid.
Bring It On The Musical is directed by Guy Unsworth and choreographed by Fabian Aloise, with set design by Libby Watson and costume design by Susan Kulkarni. Lighting design is by Matt Daw, sound design by Ross Portway, music supervision by Mark Crossland and musical direction from Sarah Burrell. They will be joined by Danny MacDonald as acrobatic director and Aundrea Fudge as dialect coach.
Full casting for the production will be announced in due course.