First look at Jamie Campbell Bower and cast of Bend It Like Beckham
The new musical based on the 2002 film opens at the Phoenix Theatre in May
First images have been released of the cast of new musical Bend It Like Beckham getting into character around Southall, London where the show is set.
Bend It Like Beckham stars Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels (Waterbabies) as Harriers WFC player Jules. Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments) as their coach Joe. Ronni Ancona plays Paula, Jules's Mum, with Jamal Andréas as 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, choreography by Aletta Collins and set design by Miriam Buether.