BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
This production began performances on 15th May 2015 and closed on 5th March 2016.
Irresistible. An end to end joy. Wonderfully life-affirming
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?
The best British musical in years. A premier league triumph. Exhilarating.
Bend It Like Beckham is a joyous new British musical about where we are now. Featuring an original score with an Indian kick, 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.
Gurinder Chadha directs the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham.
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; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; 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.
Sonia Friedman Productions, Deepak Nayar Productions, Bend It Films, Fischer & Vaswani Prodcutions, Tanya Link Productions & Zeilinger Productions, Lost Marbles & Two Way Split, Delman Jacobson, Doit M&E India and Reliance Entertainment present “BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM”.
Joyous. Gorgeous score. Witty lyrics. Exhilarating choreography. An uplifting celebration of multi-cultural Britain
NATALIE DEW – Jess
LAUREN SAMUELS – Jules
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER – Jor
SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN – Paula
JAMAL ANDRÉAS – Tony
PREEYA KALIDAS – Pinky
TONYJAYAWARDENA – Mr Bhamra
NATASHA JAYETILEKE – Mrs Bhamra
SOHM KAPILA – Aunty
BUCKSO DHILLON-WOOLLEY – Aunty
HARVEEN MANN – Aunty
IRVINE IQBAL – Uncle
KARL SETH – Uncle
SEJAL KESHWALA – Cousin
SERINA MATHEW – Cousin
SHARAN PHULL – Cousin
RAKESH BOURY – Footballer
JORELL COIFFIC-KAMALL – Footballer
TOM MILLEN – Footballer
DANIEL BOLTON – Footballer
RAJ BAJAJ – Teetu
KIRSTIE SKIVINGTON – Harrier
MICHELLE BISHOP – Harrier
CHLOE CHAMBERS – Harrier
DANIELLE YOUNG – Harrier
LISA BRIDGE – Harrier
GENESIS LYNEA – Harrier
KAYLEIGH MCKNIGHT – Swing
REKHA SAWHNEY – Heritage Singer
SHAHID KHAN – Heritage Singer
HOWARD GOODALL – Music
CHARLES HART – Lyrics
PAUL MAYEDA BERGES AND GURINDER CHADHA – Book
GURINDER CHADHA – Director
ALETTA COLLINS – Choreography/Musical Staging
MIRIAM BUETHER – Set Designer
KATRINA LINDSAY – Costume Designer
NEIL AUSTIN – Lighting Designer
RICHARD BROOKER – Sound Designer
NIGEL LILLEY – Musical Director
HOWARD GOODALL AND KULJIT BHAMRA – Orchestrations