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Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical

Main House
19 May 2024
Tickets from £25.50
Running time 2 hours
Age recommendation 15+ recommended
Trigger warnings See below

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“The theatre equivalent of a bottomless brunch – outrageously fun”- CityAM 

“A show that feels truly effortless, as if these hit songs were always meant to be paired with this story… pure delight, theatrical ecstasy” Musical Theatre Review

“Very funny, very sexy and very entertaining”- Daily Star Sunday – Edward Gleave

Featuring the songs of:

Britney Spears
Boyz II Men
Christina Aguilera
TLC
R.E.M.

Ace of Base
Natalie Imbruglia
The Verve
*NSYNC
and many more!

“The theatre equivalent of a bottomless brunch – outrageously fun”- CityAM 

“A show that feels truly effortless, as if these hit songs were always meant to be paired with this story… pure delight, theatrical ecstasy’”- Musical Theatre Review

The Times – No. 1 Critics Choice – Show of the Week

Sunday Times and Time Out – Critics Choice

Daily Star Sunday

All That Dazzles

Musical Theatre Review

The New European

WhatsOnStage

Time Out

The Times

Evening Standard

Daily Star Sunday

All That Dazzles

The New European

The Times

Time Out

Evening Standard

A must-see experience in New York and Los Angeles and following a sold-out, critically acclaimed production in the Assembly Palais du Variété spiegeltent at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical, from the producers of smash hit Heathers the Musical, finally arrives in London.

Photo credit - Pamela Raith
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Step-siblings Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil, manipulative monsters flushed with their own sexual prowess, engage in a cruel bet: Kathryn goads Sebastian into attempting to seduce Annette Hargrove, the headmaster’s virtuous daughter.

Weaving a web of secrets and temptation, as the two set out to destroy an innocent girl — and anyone who gets in their way — their vengeful crusade wreaks havoc on the students at their exclusive Manhattan high school and the diabolical duo become entangled in their own web of deception and unexpected romance, with explosive results…

“A sexy, smirky, tongue-in-someone-else’s cheek riot, gleefully politically incorrect.” – Evening Standard – Nick Curtis

“Pure nostalgic fun. Deliciously sly. Laugh-out-loud funny” – Time Out – Tom Wicker

“Stuffed with 1990s pop hits. Strikingly funny. It’s a hit!.”  – Mail on Sunday – Robert Gore Langton

On the 25th anniversary of the hit film Cruel Intentions starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair and inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical is a wild nostalgic throwback laced with a soundtrack of the greatest ‘90s pop classics including Losing My Religion, Torn, The Sign, No Scrubs, Genie in a Bottle, I’ll Make Love To You, Bye Bye Bye, Sometimes and, of course, Bittersweet Symphony. 

Cast
Josh Barnett – Blaine Tuttle/Court Reynolds
Daniel Bravo – Sebastian Valmont
Jess Buckby – Mrs. Bunny Caldwell/Dr. Greenbaum
Abbie Budden – Annette Hargrove
Rose Galbraith – Cecile Caldwell/Marci Greenbaum
Nickcolia King-N’Da – Ronald Clifford
Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky – Kathryn Merteuil
Barney Wilkinson – Greg

Nathan Lorainey-Dineen – Ensemble

Charlotte O’Rourke – Ensemble

Verity Thompson – Ensemble

Craig Watson – Ensemble

Creative Team
Director – Jonathan O’Boyle
Choreographer/Associate Director  – Gary Lloyd
Musical Director – Denise Crowley
Set & Costume Designer – Polly Sullivan
Lighting Designer – Nick Richings
Sound Designer – Chris Whybrow
Associate Choreographer – Matt Nicholson
Costume Supervisor – Hugo Aguirre
Casting – Will Burton for Grindrod Burton

Created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble
Based on the original hit film by Roger Kumble
Originally produced by Eva Price  

Photo credit - Danny Kaan; Hair and Makeup - Thalia Sparrow

Please find the Audio Introduction for the show on our Accessibility page HEREContains spoilers!

Trigger warnings: Contains haze, flashing lights, strong language, and mature themes including but not limited to: explicit sexual language and behaviour, racial discrimination, drug usage, abuse, accidental death, question of consent. Audience discretion advised. As Cruel Intentions is set in 1999, some of the language reflects that time.

This production continues to support the new writing development fund at The Other Palace. 50p from each ticket sold on all future productions in the main house, will be allocated to a ringfenced fund specifically to support the development of new writing and emerging playwrights. 

Full details of the first open call and details on how to apply will be announced later this year. See for more information here.

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