Emmie Newitt

6 Reasons to see MEAN GIRLS THE MUSICAL in the West End

One of the biggest new musicals to open in the West End this year, we explore the reasons why you need to book a ticket to see Mean Girls The Musical this summer.

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Mean Girls became a pop culture phenomenon when the 2004 movie was released. Written by Tina Fey, it has since evolved into a critically acclaimed musical which opened on Broadway in 2018. Now open in the West End at the Savoy Theatre, Mean Girls The Musical delivers sharp wit, hilarious dialogue and memorable characters that fans adore, now enhanced with vibrant musical numbers and stunning performances. Here’s why you should grab a ticket and experience Mean Girls The Musical in the West End.

1. Nostalgia and Newness in Perfect Harmony

If you’re a fan of the original movie, the musical offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The iconic lines and unforgettable scenes are all there but with the added dimension of catchy songs and dynamic choreography. It's a fresh take that respects the source material of the film while adding new layers of enjoyment for audiences too.

2. Tina Fey’s Signature Humour

Tina Fey, the mastermind behind the original screenplay, returns to craft the musical’s book. Her sharp, witty humour translates beautifully to the stage, ensuring that the clever quips and satirical jabs land perfectly. The musical retains the movie’s biting commentary on high school cliques and social politics, making it as relevant and funny today as it was when the film was released 20 years ago in 2004.

3. Outstanding Musical Numbers

The musical score, composed by Jeff Richmond (Tina Fey's husband), with lyrics by Nell Benjamin, is both catchy and meaningful. Songs like "Apex Predator," "Stupid with Love," and "I’d Rather Be Me" not only entertain but also delve deeper into the characters' emotions and motivations. These songs add a new emotional depth to the story, making it more engaging and relatable.

mean girls the musical londonCharlie Burn (Cady), Elèna Gyasi (Gretchen), Georgina Castle (Regina), Grace Mouat (Karen) and Elena Skye (Janis). CREDIT Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

4. Brilliant Performances

The West End cast of Mean Girls The Musical brings exceptional talent and energy to the stage. Their performances are not just recreations of beloved characters but reinterpretations that bring new life to Cady, Regina, Janis, and the rest of the gang. The actors' chemistry and charisma make for an electric atmosphere that captivates the audience from start to finish in this musical.

5. Empowering Messages

Amid the humour and high school drama, Mean Girls The Musical imparts important messages about kindness, self-respect, and the importance of standing up for oneself and others. Songs like "Fearless" and "I See Stars" emphasise the power of individuality and collective support. 

6. Perfect for a Night Out

Whether you’re planning a night out with friends, a date, or a solo adventure, Mean Girls The Musical is an excellent choice. Its lively performances, relatable storylines, and comedic brilliance make it an ideal entertainment option for anyone looking to enjoy a night of theatre in the West End.

Mean Girls The Musical in the West End is more than just a theatrical adaptation of a beloved film; it’s a reinvention that combines humour, heart, and music to create an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the original movie or new to the story, the musical promises a night of entertainment, laughter, and maybe even a little self-discovery. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible show and witness firsthand why Mean Girls continues to be a cultural sensation.

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