Today is Mon, 11 December 2023
The 2004 hit film starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams is still in the god tier of teen films 15 years later. The film remains just as popular as Queen Bee Regina George at North Shore High but needed some modern tweaks for the stage. This musical adaptation features the same characters and story we know and love, but with a modern twist as it has been updated to fit in with the trends of today.
Teens back in the early noughties were mean but, in this generation, smartphones, social media and teens go hand in hand. Meaning that this production is guaranteed to fit in with the social media era.
The Mean Girls Musical is based on Tina Fey's screenplay for the 2004 film of the same name, which, in turn, drew inspiration from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book, Queen Bees and Wannabes. The musical made its debut at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., in October 2017 and later opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre in April 2018. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Broadway production concluded on March 11, 2020.
Additionally, there's a film adaptation of the musical currently in the works, set to be released in theatres on January 12, 2024.
Access: Audio Described performance: 7th September 2024 at 2.30pm, Captioned performance:14th September 2024 at 2.30pm, BSL performance: 21st September 2024 at 2.30pm
Access description: Access to the main auditorium through a side entrance from the Embankment side of Carting Lane. The Box Office can provide a map showing the route (approx. 100m from main entrance). Carting Lane is fairly steep – helper needed, please inform the Box Office at the time of booking and contact the Stage Door on arrival. From here, access is level to the front of the Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users on the right hand side. Companions can sit nearby in F1 or 2. Transfer seating is available to F1 in the Dress Circle. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion with them. Call 0207 845 6050 for assistance.
Sound Amplification: Radio receivers with headsets – collect from Cloakroom at Dress Circle level. Please book in advance, deposit required.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement office. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s Office.
Disabled Access: No steps to Box Office through 3 sets of double doors which open inwards. Box Office counter is to right. From a door beside the foyer entrance there are 2 steps into the Upper Circle. 33 steps down to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows), 71 down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Separate entrance for wheelchair users or special needs at street level via a ramp from Carting Lane.
Toilets: Women’s and men’s toilets are 20 steps up from the Dress Circle, between Dress Circle and Stalls, at Stalls level and at Upper Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet to the right of the Dress Circle