7 Feb 2020

Who is in the Mean Girl’s West End Burn Book?

Have you heard the fetchest news in all of Theatreland? The Plastics are set to crash the West End, as the long-awaited Mean Girls the Musical opens at the Savoy Theatre in 2024. This isn’t a regular musical, it’s a cool musical, so book your Mean Girls tickets early and get your all-pink outfits planned right now!

Mean Girls the Musical premiered in 2017 in Washington, DC ahead of its Broadway premiere in 2018. Tina Fey returned to write the book, with her husband and three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde the Musical) teaming up to create the score. 

In the film and musical, The Plastics create a ‘Burn Book’ to spread rumours, gossip, and stories about their fellow classmates at North Shore High School. We’ve managed to get our hands on their latest Burn Book and it’s filled with the most salacious gossip about some of our favourite West End characters! Take a look below, if you dare: 

West End Burn Book

Elphaba, Wicked

Elphaba, Wicked. She's not even actually green! She's just that bad at her doing her own make up. Obsessed over the 'fugliest' pair of red kitten heels I've ever seen. PS. Pink definitely doesn't go good with green. Ew. Not even on Wednesdays.

Regina and the other Plastics weren’t scared of The Wicked Witch of the West when they took a trip to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see Wicked. Let’s hope that Glinda doesn’t hear that her revelation that ‘pink goes good with green’ at the end of ‘Popular’ is NOT a popular opinion.

Romeo, & Juliet

Slept with every girl in Verona, and also, like, married a 13 year old girl?! Not. Okay. Everyone knows that ex-boyfriends are off-limits - that's the rules of feminism! He's obsessed with some lame band called Bon Jovi? So lame.

It’s rule 101 of being in the Plastics that you do not go out with a guy that one of your friends has already dated – that’s feminism, according to Regina and co. So, Romeo’s ‘playing the field’ did not go down well over at & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Edna Turnblad, Hairspray

Edna Turnblad, Hairspray. Total recluse, she hasn't left the house in so long, she still thinks George Washington is president. Think she's a cool mom, can confirm she is not a cool mom. PS I heard she made out with a hamburger one time.

Poor Edna did not escape the Mean Girls wrath. In the 2004 film, Regina’s mother, Mrs George (perfectly played by Amy Poehler), might have thought she was a ‘cool mom’. Edna is most certainly not, she has to be dragged into modern times, well the 1960s, by her daughter Tracy.

Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano’s nose has always been the talk of the town, and while it might only be figurative in Jamie Lloyd’s radically modern adaptation currently at the Playhouse Theatre, the Plastics saw it as perfect Burn Book fodder.

Think you can do better than The Plastics? We’d love to hear your best burns for the characters in West End theatre. Let your inner Plastic out and send them over on Twitter @TheatreOfficial!

Listen to the Mean Girls the Musical Spotify album below: