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Ginger Hibiscus | PHOTO FLASH: Bend it Like Beckham
Ginger Hibiscus | PHOTO FLASH: Bend it Like Beckham
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27 Feb PHOTO FLASH: Bend it Like Beckham

Director – Gurinder Chadha
Original music – Howard Goodall
Lyrics – Charles Hart
Book – Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha
Choreography and musical staging – Aletta Collins
Set design – Miriam Buether
Costume design – Katrina Lindsay
Lighting design – Neil Austin
Sound design – Richard Brooker
Musical direction – Nigel Lilley
Orchestrations – Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra

First look cast photos have been released for the upcoming new West End musical, Bend it Like Beckham, as rehearsals are under way, and previews starting in May 2015. Featuring an original score with a Punjabi kick from Howard Goodall, it brings a unique cultural fusion of musical theatre to the stage for the first time. This reimagining of the much-loved hit film sees generations, cultures and communities brought together in this joyous and uplifting story about bending the rules and scoring that deciding goal.

Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life: live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenager is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of unexpected opportunities opens up before her. But as her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches, can she keep her family happy and still follow her dreams?

We’re enormously excited about a new, British muscial hitting a West End stage – especially one from Howard Goodall, the musical mind behind The Dreaming, a show whose latest outing earned a rare five stars at the Union Theatre.

Bend it Like Beckham

Venue: The Phoenix Theatre
Dates: Previews from 15th May 2015; opens 24th June 2015
For tickets and information:
Social media: #bendit