BREAKING NEWS: Things are about to become GIRL PERFECT as Bend It Like Beckham The Musical is finally making its way to North America later this year. The show will premiere there in Toronto, Canada playing the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' Bluma Appel Theatre from December 7th – 24th, 2019.
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is a musical adaptation of the acclaimed 2002 British romantic comedy film of the same name. It tells the story a British teenager who faces the disapproval of her Punjabi Sikh parents in pursuing her dream of playing soccer (Football in the UK). The show features a score by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a book by Gurinder Chadha, OBE (who wrote, produced, and directed the original film and the musical).
The musical premiered in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre running for only 9 months. Under the direction of Gurinder Chadha, the cast featured…
Natalie Dew as "Jess",
Lauren Samuels as "Jules"
Jamie Campbell Bower as "Joe",
Sophie-Louise DANN as "Paula",
Preeya Kalidas (previously from the original film) as "Pinky".
It was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards in 2016 including Best New Musical but lost all the catagories.
Who is excited?
A musical adaptation of the girl-power soccer film Bend It Like Beckham is set to make its North American premiere in Toronto this winter.
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