‘But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical’ extends at The Turbine Theatre until 8 May 2022! 📣

Following rave reviews, the smash hit But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is now extending its acclaimed run at The Turbine Theatre until Sunday 8 May 2022.

The production has now reopened following a short closure to make some necessary changes for its future life.

Joining the cheer squad as the new ‘Super Cheerleaders’ will be Lauren Soley and Owen McHugh, taking on the baton as the cast swings. Additional changes to the cast include Leslie Bowan taking over the role of André and Kurt Kansley as Mike at the end of April. And joining as the resident director/choreographer will be Ruthie Stephens.

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. 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-realisation.

Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills comments:

“The Turbine Theatre was always meant to be a safe space in which we could develop, shape and hone work. For the last few months we have produced the sell-out musical But, I’m a Cheerleader and have learnt so much from our audiences. I’ve always acknowledged how crucial listening to the audience is in terms of how we learn more about where our show sits, and with whom it resonates. In light of the recent news today we’re desperate to try and do something meaningful and have set up a petition to Ban Conversion Therapy To everyone in the UK. If you have a second to sign, then we’d be very grateful”


But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills and Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with LIONSGATE®, based on the LIONSGATE® motion picture, directed and story by Jamie Babbit and screenplay by Brian Wayne Peterson.

First presented as part of MTFestUK 2019, this is the first fully commissioned musical discovered at the new musical festival, to be presented on stage. 

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 by Josh Sood with choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, set and costume design by David Shields, lighting by Martha Godfrey, sound design by Chris Whybrow, projection design by George Reeve, and casting by Will Burton, CDG.

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