Bring it On the Musical will come to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre from September 15-19, starring Amber Davies as ‘Campbell’ and Louis Smith as ‘Cameron’.
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”, Linâ€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 Linâ€Manuel Miranda and writer of the stage adaptation of “High Fidelity”, Amanda Green.
Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and Cretive Projects, Ben Torrie, said: “The film is fast taking on ‘cult classic’ status, and it will be brilliant to see it brought to life on stage in Aberdeen. Amber and Louis, along with the rest of the cast, are sure to give the show an injection of high energy and bags of talent. Bring on September, it can’t come quick enough!”
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 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.
Vanessa Fisher will be playing the role of ‘Danielle’, and the cast is completed by Alicia Belgarde as ‘Eva’, Georgia Bradshaw as ‘Nautica’, Ayden Morgan as ‘La Cienega’, Samuel Wilson-Freeman as ‘Steven’, Chloe Pole as ‘Skylar’, Frances Dee as ‘Kylar’, Marvyn Charles as ‘Twig’, and Roshani Abbey, Jack Dargan, Matthew Dawkins, Jordan Isaac, Katie Lee, Gareth Moran, Biancha Szynal, and Zinzile Tshuma.
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 hardknock 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 inspired by the motion picture Bring It On written by Jessica Bendinger. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Tickets go on sale to Friends on Thursday, March 12 and general sale on Friday, March 13, available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall or the Lemon Tree.