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Discover the quirky coming of age musical based on the hit 90's rom-com.
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About But I'm A Cheerleader

Give three cheers for Megan Bloomfield in the But I'm A Cheerleader musical at the Turbine Theatre. Book But I’m A Cheerleader tickets in London on TodayTix.

The 1999 But I’m A Cheerleader film is a widely recognised film in the queer community. Fast forward to 2022, and the heartfelt story of a teenager who discovers her sexual identity has earned a new legion of theatre fans.

At the start of the musical, audiences meet cheer star Megan. She’s an all-American high schooler who is looking forward to the summer of her life. Nothing goes quite to plan for this teenager though. When her family and friends suspect she’s a lesbian — much to their frustration — they try to fix the problem by sending Megan to a rehabiliation camp. "True Directions" will set her straight, both literally and metaphorically, right?

Ruling with a strong iron fist doesn't solve anything though. In fact, Megan comes into her own and discovers her true identity. While at camp, Megan meets Graham, a tomboy who helps Megan understand herself and what her “direction” is. By the end of the musical, Megan cheers for Graham, and Megan’s parents must come to terms with their daughter’s sexuality.

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Run time

2 hours 25 minutes (20 minute interval)

Start date

7th October, 2022

End date

27th November, 2022



Recommended 16+

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42 Reviews



1034 Reviews | 952 Followers
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great score

See it if Fun musical of the musical. Great music and lyrics. Great talent/singing. Smart staging. FUN!! Clever.

Don’t see it if At 2hr45m it could be shortened, though every song has its place.



1008 Reviews | 1057 Followers
Energetic, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie, teen comedies or LGBTQ stories. Cast is amazing. Show is lots of fun, great musical numbers.

Don’t see it if You dislike teen comedies. It’s a little too long and could use some trimming and fine-tuning but altogether very fun.



627 Reviews | 110 Followers
Fun, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you just want to have a good time at the theatre. THIS is the show that will accomplish that.

Don’t see it if you hate laughing aloud in public repeatedly.



32 Reviews | 1 Followers
Refreshing, Relevant, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you want a funny and affirming musical that deals with serious issues in a light hearted way

Don’t see it if you prefer a more sedate and serious show

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But I'm A Cheerleader cast and creative team

By: Bill Augustin
Music: Andrew Abrams
Director: Tania Azevedo
Cast list: Jessica Aubrey, Megan Hill, Louis Amir Hook, Kenneth Avery Clark, Inez Budd, Georgina Hagen, Freddie Love, Michael Mather, Patrick Munday, Julian Quijano, Noel Sullivan, Ash Weir, Ciaran Spencer, Josie Kemp
Set: David Shields
Costume: David Shields
Lighting: Martha Godfrey
Sound: Chris Whybrow


Arches Lane, Nine Elms, London, United Kingdom, SW11 8AB


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Battersea Park
Bus numbers: 44, 137, 452
Night bus numbers: N44, N137
Car park: Chelsea Bridge Wharf Car Park

More information about But I'm A Cheerleader

But I’m A Cheerleader features work by a new musical pair — a story by Bill Augustin and music and lyrics by Augustin and Andrew Abrams. There’s songs including "Step 2: Pink and Blue,” and an infectious drag anthem titled “Raise Your Flag.”

The Turbine Theatre previously hosted cult musicals such as High Fidelity, and My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?). The Turbine Theatre's artistic director, Paul Taylor-Mills, is also the brains behind Heathers. If you’re looking for another teenage musical to obsess over, then get your cheer uniform and megaphones at the ready for But I’m A Cheerleader.

What to Watch For:

  • Like many musicals, But I’m A Cheerleader began its musical life in New York. The But I’m A Cheerleader premiere took place at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005.
  • But I’m A Cheerleader workshops took place in 2019 as part of MTFest UK, and performances starred Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato.
  • You may know Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. However she starred in the 1999 But I’m A Cheerleader film as the cheerleader protagonist, Megan Bloomfield. The movie also stars Clea DuVall and RuPaul.


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