So fetch! Mean Girls musical is coming to London

The Mean Girls musical has enjoyed success on Broadway and will now open in the West End (PA)
Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor

The musical based on the hit film Mean Girls will come to London in 2024, it has been announced.

The arrival in the West End will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 2004 film, starring Lindsay Lohan as outsider Cady Heron who has been raised in Africa and who arrives at an American high school where she must navigate the world of The Plastics – the girls who rule the school.

The film, written by 30 Rock star Tina Fey, starred Rachel McAdams as leader Regina George, while Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert played her acolytes Karen and Gretchen.

The musical show has already been a hit on Broadway, where it opened in 2018 and has since embarked on two national tours.

The news of the West End opening was announced on October 3 – known as Mean Girls Day in reference to a scene in the film in which Cady is asked what day it is by the boy she has a crush on.

Fans have latched onto the date for years and the stars of the film often celebrate the day by sharing throwback photos.

The show – written by Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw – will open at the Savoy Theatre in London in June 2024.

Fey said: “We’re so excited to bring Mean Girls to London, where everyone already knows what Regina means.”

Producers Lorne Michaels and Sonia Friedman added: “Mean Girls is a timeless comedy that for decades has connected with generations of audiences across the globe.

“Having worked together for several years on this production, we are immensely proud and excited to be bringing this stage musical, led by this incredible writing and creative team, to London’s Savoy Theatre.”

Tickets go on sale on November 1 2023.