Lin-Manuel Miranda drops in on final performance of Bring It On

The British Theatre Academy’s production ran at Southwark Playhouse

Lin-Manuel Miranda with the cast of Bring It On
Lin-Manuel Miranda with the cast of Bring It On
© Eliza Wilmot

The cast of Bring It On at Southwark Playhouse were left stunned that they were in the room where it happened on Saturday night, when Lin-Manuel Miranda made a surprise visit.

Students of the British Theatre Academy were performing their show one last time and were satisfied to find that the show's composer took his shot and got a ticket for the final performance.

Talking to the cast after the show, the Hamilton creator said: "You did an amazing job, it's a very challenging show. I'm so proud and this was so wonderful. You made my wife cry!

"I came all the way from Cardiff [where Miranda is currently filming His Dark Materials], I wouldn't have missed it! It was awesome. It was the first time I've seen it since 2013 and it just all came flooding back to me."

Loosely based on the 2000 film of the same name, Bring It On had it's Broadway debut in 2012 and was nominated a Tony Award for Best New Musical. It has a story by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Miranda, Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Amanda Green (High Fidelity).

BTA's production was directed and choreographed by Ewan Jones with musical direction by Chris Ma, design by Tom Paris, lighting by Ben Jacobs and sound by Hannah Reymes-Clemerson.