But I’m a Cheerleader (London)
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But I’m a Cheerleader (London)

But I’m a Cheerleader (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(41 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Quirky

About the Show

The new coming-of-age musical exploring one girl's sexuality returns to the Turbine Theatre.

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Member Reviews (41)

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117 Reviews | 9 Followers
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun, fluffy musical

Don't see it if You don't like ridiculous comedy or goofing around, plenty of it in this show.

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
Quirky, Refreshing, Overrated, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You love the film

Don't see it if You are expecting a really exciting big musical

53 Reviews | 2 Followers
Refreshing, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love an over the top funny show with a relevant message

Don't see it if you don't want to see anything LGBTQ

38 Reviews | 2 Followers
Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love queer representation, catchy pop and watching conversion therapy be demolished through witty dialogue and gorgeous songs

Don't see it if you're homophobic!

33 Reviews | 3 Followers
Refreshing, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy comedy musicals that address social issues. Very cleverly done and a total joy to watch, especially at the intimate turbine!

Don't see it if you like big productions with lots of special effects, extravagant props etc. This is a small production at the moment but expertly done

26 Reviews | 2 Followers
Camp, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Like the cult classic film Enjoy drag or anything LGBTQ+ Like musicals

Don't see it if You’re a theatre snob and dislike smaller community theatre

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great acting, Resonant, Romantic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love the original movie, you enjoy clever satires, and want to see something that's up-and-coming.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of smaller productions.

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you wanna enjoy a brand new piece of Musical! It is amazing!

Don't see it if you can't get tickets anymore. Otherwise you should!

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
October 18th, 2022

"This is determinedly sunny, feelgood theatre that brings the audience with it every (slightly ridiculous) step of the way."
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Shy Strange Manic
October 12th, 2022

Here is my review of But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical: But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical is based on the cult classic film of the same name. It’s a fun teenage comedy that pokes fun at the absurdity of prejudice and conversion camps in particular, but does it do enough to bring the message home?
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The London Evening Standard
February 24th, 2022
For a previous production

I feel like I’m kicking a small, cute animal here, as this show is undeniably fun and admirable. It’s the first full production to emerge from the Turbine Theatre’s Musical Theatre Festival: I just don’t think it’s totally ready yet.
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February 25th, 2022
For a previous production

This is a rollicking good time, but it has a serious heart and a keen wit. It's bubblegum with razor blades. Utterly irresistible.
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The Stage (UK)
February 25th, 2022
For a previous production

But I’m a Cheerleader is great fun and in several way parallels the musical Hairspray in terms of music and social message. Azevedo’s production threatens to burst off the stage several times and hopefully it will get an opportunity to do just that.
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The Arts Desk
March 4th, 2022
For a previous production

You have to read the programme to catch just how dangerous the still legal quack therapy is, so this stuff isn’t just serious, it’s relevant...The songs are peppy and poppy, but the score lacks the 11 o’clock number that would lift a second half that flags..
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The Guardian (UK)
February 24th, 2022
For a previous production

Still, this is a story that deserves attention. Gay conversion practices continue to be legal in the UK. Although the musical is rooted firmly in comedy, it shines a light on the horrors of such unethical treatments.
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London Theatre
March 3rd, 2022
For a previous production

But at the moment, But I’m A Cheerleader is in its tricky pubescent period. There’s a nugget of musical theatre gold at its core, it just needs to mature and hit adulthood to finally blossom.
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