Work Done on First Cut of Heathers the Musical Film

Work Done on First Cut of Heathers the Musical Film

Steam Motion & Sound (Waitress: The Broadway Musical, Kinky Boots, Aladdin) has finished work on the first cut of the highly anticipated Heathers: The Musical film, with producer Paul Taylor Mills sharing his reaction on social media.

Here's what we now know about the upcoming digital capture of Heathers:


It's been nearly two months since the Heathers filming took place at The Other Palace in London's West End - and it looks like the production company is ready with the first cut of the pro-shot.

While this is still not a clear indication the film will be released in 2022, it could hint the finished product is ready to be shopped around for potential distributors. Shows are typically released within 12 months of filming with notable exceptions being Hamilton (Filmed in 2016, Released in 2020) and Shrek the Musical (Filmed in 2009, Released in 2013).

Producer Paul Taylor Mills shared his feelings after watching the first cut of the Heathers film on social media: "Today I watched the first cut of the Heathers film.... I cried approximately 17279 times".

Mills added that director Andy Fickman is "otherworldly" and that "the world isn't ready for what he's done". Well... you definitely got us excited Paul!

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Heathers the Musical Film

Filmed over almost three weeks in May, the Heathers film was directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Bill Kenwright & Paul Taylor-Mills. Performances at The Other Palace were taken off sale from May 3rd to 19th to allow for filming to take place. Performances then resumed on Friday, May 20th with the show running through to September 4th, 2022.

As part of the filming period, several runs of the show were captured without an audience, with two live performances then filmed in front of fans on Thursday May 19th.

The filmed production will feature Ailsa Davidson as Veronica Sawyer, Simon Gordon as Jason J.D Dean, Maddison Firth as Heather Chandler, Vivian Panka as Heather Duke, Teleri Hughes as Heather McNamara, Vicki Lee Taylor as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Mhairi Angus as Martha Dunnstock, Liam Doyle as Kurt Kelly, Rory Phelan as Ram Sweeney, Oliver Brooks as Kurt’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper, Andy Brady as Ram’s Dad/Principle Gowan/Veronica’s Dad, Benjamin Karran as Beleaguered Geek, Chris Parkinson as Hipster Dork/Officer McCord, Jermaine Woods as Peppy Stud/Officer Milner, Eleanor Morrison Halliday as Young Republicanette, Mary-Jean Caldwell as Stoner Chick, Hannah Lowther as New Wave Party Girl, and May Tether as Drama Club Drama Queen.

With book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, Heathers the Musical is based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time. The West End production is directed by Andy Fickman, with choreography by Gary Lloyd, designs by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, and sound by Dan Samson.