Before rehearsals begin, the West End cast of Bend It Like Beckham spent the day in Southall, West London, where the story of the musical is set.
London previews begin on 15th May 2015 with opening night on 24th June 2015. In January a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24th October 2015.
Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Directed by Gurinder Chadha, 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.
See benditlikebeckhamthemusical.co.uk for more details and to book.