TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL IS BACK,
ISN’T THAT GREAT?!
WITH BOOK & LYRICS BY BILL AUGUSTIN
AND MUSIC BY ANDREW ABRAMS
RETURNING TO THE TURBINE THEATRE
FROM 07 OCTOBER TO 27 NOVEMBER 2022
Back by popular demand, But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, which won audiences over with its charm and heart-warming story during its first run in February is back! Casting is yet to be announced, but expect catchy songs, lots of cheers and undeniable fun.
Paul Taylor-Mills & Bill Kenwright, in association with Adam Bialow, by special arrangement with LIONSGATE® are pleased to bring back, But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, 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, the musical saw its first full staging at The Turbine Theatre earlier this year and is now back this autumn!
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-realization.
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.”
But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, has book and lyrics by Bill Augustin, music by Andrew Abrams and direction by Tania Azevedo. It will run at The Turbine Theatre from 7 October – 27 November, with a Gala Night on 11 October.