Fangirls comes to London in 2024
Edna loves Harry, but so do 38 million other fans of the lead singer of pop group True Connection. It’s an age-old problem. But don’t under-estimate the power of a Fangirl to achieve what she wants. The award winning musical comes to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London in 2024.
FANGIRLS is an award-winning, subversive musical comedy about how we ask young women to see themselves. With a score that sounds like bit like a pop concert, a bit like a rave, and a bit like church.
Misfit, Edna is 14 and her first crush is coming to perform in her home town. When Harry’s band announces a tour stop in Edna’s hometown of Sydney, Australia, she knows this is her destiny – her one chance to meet him. How does she make sure that he notices HER and exactly how far is she prepared to go in the name of love?
Get ready for an unmissable show that pulses with the soaring adrenaline of a first crush and feels like the best pop concert you’ve never been to.
Fangirls – the history
The whole idea came from a brief conversation that writer Yve Blake had with a friend’s cousin, in which the young teenage girl declares that she loves Harry Styles so much that she would happily slit someone’s throat to be with him – check out her Ted Talk
Listen further: this musical is designed to appease and celebrate fan girls! Yes now you are interested.
After multiple sell-out runs across Australia, including the world famous Sydney Opera House, this brand new production of the multi-award winning, pop musical phenomenon FANGIRLS is about to take London by storm.
Developed with support from the Australian Theatre for Young People, Belvoir St Theatre, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival, The Barbican Theatre Open Lab, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Global Creatures. The London production is a Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions co-production.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Yve Blake. Directed by Paige Rattray.
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
King Street, Lyric Square
13 July – 24 August 2024
Running time150 minutes
Evenings – Mon – Sat, 7.30pm
Matinees – Sat & Wed 2.30pm