Mean Girls star Charlie Burn goes behind the scenes as the show prepares for its West End run

Meet your Cady Charlie Burn!

Charlie Burn, photo supplied by the production

Go behind the scenes as Mean Girls prepares to take the West End by storm!

Based on the much-loved Lindsay Lohan-led flick about a girl who moves back to the US where she realises just how savage high school can be, the stage musical was first seen in Washington in 2017 before a Broadway transfer in 2018.

It’s penned by Tina Fey, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Featuring many of the original film’s much-loved quotes, it has songs including “Meet the Plastics”, “Apex Predator” and “Revenge Party”. The stage show is directed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin).

Set to star in the West End are Charlie Burn (Les Misérables) as Cady – who has taken us behind the scenes for the show’s recent photoshoot:

The cast also includes Georgina Castle (Dirty Dancing, Elf the Musical) as Regina, Elèna Gyasi (Six, UK tour) as Gretchen, Grace Mouat (The Great British Bake Off Musical) as Karen, Elena Skye (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) as Janis and Tom Xander (The Book of Mormon) as Damian.

Daniel Bravo takes on the role of Aaron Samuels, with Lucca Chadwick-Patel as Kevin Ganatra, Ako Mitchell as North Shore Principal Mr Duvall, while Ms Norbury – the role originated in the 2004 film by its creator Fey – will be played by Zoë Rainey, who also plays the roles of Mrs George and Ms Heron.

They are joined by Tia Antoine-Charles, Georgia Arron, Liam Buckland, Shonah Buwu, Baylie Carson, Freddie Clements, Siobhan Diffin, Clíona Flynn, Fergie Fraser, Angus Good, Jenny Huxley-Golden, Holly Liburd, Corey Mitchell, Mervin Noronha, Aharon Rayner, Trézel Sergeant, Josh Singleton, Annie Southall, Lillia Squires, Tommy Wade-Smith and Holly Willock.

Mean Girls centres on a home-schooled teenager, Cady Heron, who must learn to navigate North Shore High and its fearsome group The Plastics – Regina, Gretchen and Karen. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a queen bee without getting stung.

The show will begin previews on 5 June 2024, with an opening night on 19 June 2024. Before 24 June, the show will play matinees on Thursday 13 June, Saturday 15 June, Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June at 2.30pm. After the 24th, these will be regularly every Friday and Saturday.

It has also been revealed that the show will extend its run until 16 February 2025.

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Final performance: 16 February 2025