Cruel Intentions the Musical to Open in London on 11th January 2024
Get ready, London! The iconic ’90s film, Cruel Intentions, is coming to the stage as a musical.
Set to premiere at the Other Palace in early 2024, this adaptation is a must-see for all theatre and ’90s pop culture lovers.
Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical is a captivating tale that takes us into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. These step-siblings, who are also privileged Manhattan high school students, are driven by revenge and passion.
Sebastian Valmont, a notorious womanizer, and Kathryn Merteuil, a manipulative socialite, make a wicked bet. If Sebastian can seduce the new headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove, and strip her of her prized virginity, Kathryn will sleep with him. Annette is known for her virtue and has publicly declared that she will wait until love and marriage to have sex.
Meanwhile, Kathryn seeks revenge on naïve and innocent student Cecile, who Kathryn blames for wrecking her last relationship. The siblings weave a web of secrets and temptation, setting out to destroy the innocent girl and anyone else who gets in their way.
However, as they embark on their vengeful crusade, they find themselves entangled in their own web of deception. Sebastian soon learns that there is one issue getting in the way that he could never have imagined: love. As the plot unfolds, we see the diabolical duo wreak havoc on the students at their exclusive Manhattan high school with explosive results.
This modern-day telling of the 1782 French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is filled with unexpected twists and turns. It’s a story of love, lust, manipulation, and the lengths to which people will go to get what they want.
A Nostalgic Musical Journey
The musical promises a nostalgic journey back to the ’90s with a soundtrack featuring some of the decade’s most popular songs. Audiences can expect to hear Christina Aguilera’s ‘Genie in a Bottle’, Britney Spears’ ‘Sometimes’, TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’, and Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’.
London Premiere Details
‘Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical’ will have its London premiere at the Other Palace in early 2024. The production will open on January 11, 2024, for a 14-week season.
The team behind the London production includes director Jonathan O’Boyle and choreographer and associate director Gary Lloyd. It was originally set to be produced by Bill Kenwright, who recently produced the smash hit Heathers The Musical to great success in the West End.
However, following the sad news of Bill Kenwright’s passing, it is yet to be announced who will take over as producer.
Cruel Intentions The Musical promises to transport audiences back to the ’90s with its nostalgic soundtrack and compelling storyline. Whether you’re a fan of the original film or new to the tale, this production offers a unique blend of romance, drama, and dark humour that is sure to captivate.
Don’t miss the chance to witness this iconic story come to life on stage.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re planning to watch this musical or just want to know more about it, you’ve come to the right place! Here we answer some of your frequently asked questions.
What is the plot of Cruel Intentions the musical?
The musical is based on the 1999 film Cruel Intentions and the 1782 French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses. It’s about step-siblings Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil who make a bet involving their headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove.
What songs are in Cruel Intentions the musical?
The musical features hit songs from the 1990s like “Every You Every Me” by Placebo, “I’m The Only One” by Melissa Etheridge, and “Genie In a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera.
When is Cruel Intentions the musical opening in London?
The musical is set to open in London on January 11, 2024.
Who are the cast of Cruel Intentions the musical?
The cast for the London production has not been announced yet.
Where is Cruel Intentions the musical playing?
The musical will be playing at The Other Palace in Victoria, London.
How long is Cruel Intentions the musical?
The show runs for about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
How to get tickets for Cruel Intentions the musical?
Tickets can be purchased from The Other Palace Website.
Is Cruel Intentions the musical suitable for children?
The age recommendation for the musical is 14+. It contains strong language and mature themes.