FANGIRLS, written and composed by Yve Blake and directed by Paige Rattray, will close the season in a six week run from 13 July – 24 August. The multi-award-winning Australian pop musical phenomenon makes its UK premiere in a brand-new production co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions. Edna is in love with Harry. But she’s a 14-year-old misfit and he’s a singer in the biggest boyband in the world. FANGIRLS is the embodiment of the rush of first love; an effervescent, adrenaline-fuelled, electrifying night out.
A Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions co-production
Book, Music and Lyrics by Yve Blake
Directed by Paige Rattray
Saturday 13 July - Saturday 24 August 2024
Production Designer David Fleischer; Choreographer Ebony Williams; Video Designer Ash J Woodward; Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun; Sound Designer Tony Gayle; Vocal Arranger and Orchestrator Zara Stanton; Music Producer David Muratore; Associate Choreographer Alex Sarmiento; Associate Musical Director Laurence Stannard.
Get ready for an unmissable show that pulses with the soaring adrenaline of a first crush and feels like the best pop concert you’ve never been to…
Meet Edna: she's 14, she’s a mistfit, and she's in love with Harry. There's just one problem: Harry’s in the world’s biggest boy band, has 38 million fans, and doesn't know she exists. When Harry’s band announces a tour stop in Edna's hometown of Sydney, Australia, she knows this is her destiny – her one chance to meet him. But how on EARTH will she get Harry's attention?! And exactly how far is she prepared to go in the name of love?
If you think this is just a story about loving a boy band... think again. FANGIRLS is a thrilling and subversive musical comedy about the danger of underestimating teenage girls. After multiple sell-out runs across Australia, including the Sydney Opera House, this brand new production of the multi-award-winning, pop musical phenomenon FANGIRLS is about to take the UK by storm.
★★★★★ “This pop musical will probably change your life” – Time Out Australia
★★★★★ “Believe the hype. The FANGIRLS phenomenon is real!” – Limelight
★★★★½ “FANGIRLS is sure to become an iconic hit” – ArtsHub
★★★★ “A love letter to feeling so much you just have to scream” – Guardian Australia
Sonia Friedman, co-producer of FANGIRLS said:
“I have had the privilege of collaborating with the extraordinarily gifted Yve Blake since I first heard about the incredible success of FANGIRLS in Australia. It has been an inspirational, wonderfully energising journey thus far, and I am delighted to be working with the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre to bring this new production to London. Helmed once again by the brilliant Paige Rattray, this funny and life-affirming pop musical is an ode to love.”
Alongside the premiere of FANGIRLS, we will also be launching the FANGIRLS FANCLUB to give a limited number of members a very special VIP experience. This one-off membership will unlock a suite of exclusive benefits including tickets to the FANCLUB Convention performance and party on 24 July 2024, tickets to an ‘Inside the Rehearsal Room’ party, Goody Bag with signed merchandise and FANGIRLS FANZINE for sneak peaks.