Selladoor Worldwide is delighted to announce that BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL will play eight performances only from Friday 26 November – Saturday 4 December 2021 at the New Theatre, Peterborough ahead of a London season at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The production will be led by Amber Davies as ‘Campbell’ alongside Louis Smith as ‘Cameron’. Full casting to be announced soon.
David Hutchinson, CEO Selladoor Worldwide said today; ‘Since we took on the New Theatre in 2019 it has been our long term ambition to bring the West End to Peterborough, so I am absolutely thrilled that the New Theatre will be the first venue in the country to open Bring It On this autumn, ahead of the show transferring to London’s prestigious South Bank Centre. This is the U.K. professional premiere production based on the well loved film, and features one of Peterborough’s homegrown stars, Louis Smith – alongside a stellar cast and creative team. I’m delighted that our fantastic Peterborough audiences will genuinely get to see the show first’.
Louis Smith said today; ‘I’m absolutely over the moon that we’re able to announce Bring It On finally coming to the stage. It’s been such a tough time for so many people over the last year, so be able to have the opportunity to bring some much needed joy to everyone and dust the cobwebs off at the same time, is something I literally can’t wait for. Being able to do it in my home town of Peterborough is just the icing on the cake. Bring it on!’
Perhaps best known as the winner of ITV’s Love Island in 2017, Amber Davies made her professional stage debut in 2019 to critical and audience acclaim as ‘Judy Bernly’ in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre and subsequently on the UK tour. Whilst training at Urdang Academy, her credits included ‘Campbell’ in “Bring It On The Musical” and ‘Downing’ in “My Favourite Year”.
Four-time gymnastic Olympic medallist Louis Smith, originally from Peterborough, shot to fame in 2008 when he won the first British gymnastic medal in 100 years at the Beijing Olympics. Following his success at the London 2012 Olympic Games Louis later won that year’s BBC Strictly Come Dancing, before going on to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2014. On stage he has appeared in “Rip It Up” in both the West End and on tour.
Inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL features an original score by the multi award winning creator of “Hamilton”, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pulitzer Prize winning Tom Kitt, composer of “Next To Normal”. The book is written by the Tony Award winning writer of “Avenue Q”, Jeff Whitty and the lyrics are by both Lin-Manuel Miranda and writer of the stage adaptation of “High Fidelity”, Amanda Green.
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is directed by Guy Unsworth and choreographed by Fabian Aloise, with set design by Libby Watson, costume design by Susan Kulkarni, lighting design by Matt Daw, sound design by Ross Portway, music supervision by Mark Crossland and musical direction from Sarah Burrell. They will be joined by Danny MacDonald as acrobatic director and Aundrea Fudge as dialect coach.
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL takes audiences on a high-flying, energy-fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.
Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. When she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible.
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, has a libretto by Jeff Whitty, a score by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda. BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is inspired by the motion picture Bring It On written by Jessica Bendinger. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.