Remaining time: 

Bend It Like Beckham Opens At The Phoenix Theatre Next May!

Following months of speculation, it has been confirmed that the musical adaptation of Bend It Like Beckham will open at the West End's Phoenix Theatre next year!

Gurinder Chadhawill directs the world premiere of the new British musical which opens at the Phoenix Theatre (where Once is currently running) on 24th June 2015 (previews from 15th May). It is produced by Sonia Friedman who is also behind countless theatrical hits including The Book of Mormon and Legally Blonde.

With original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha. Last year’s developmental workshop starred Samantha Barks and Richard Fleeshman; however, casting for the West End run is yet to be announced.

Gurinder Chadha said: “Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative process of my career so far. It was always my intention to build on the film and to present its themes and storylines to live audiences in an exciting new dynamic way. I have been inspired by musicals ever since I was a little girl, now with Bend It like Beckham, such a familiar story to so many,

“I believe we are presenting a totally new kind of musical - part West End, part London Punjabi, but whole heartedly British. I am very excited for us to take our place with so many inspirational musicals past and present in my home town London.”

Choreography and musical staging is by Aletta Collins with set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical direction by Nigel Lilley and orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra. 

Bend It Like Beckham the musical tickets go on public sale on Friday 7th November 2014.



Related news

Giles Terera drops out of upcoming Old Vic play, The American Clock, while Clarke Peters and Sule Rimi join cast

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Former Hamilton star Giles Terera has announced his withdrawal from the roles of Robertson, Moe 3... Read more

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre tickets

Performance dates and official on-sale date announced for West End return of Mary Poppins

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Chim chim cher-ee! The West End is as lucky, as lucky can be! The highly anticipated revival of the Ma... Read more

Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in a new London production of The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

It is officially announced today that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Matthew Broderick will... Read more

Follow us for instant updates and special offers

Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!