play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel
Ruthless! The Musical at Arts Theatre

Ruthless! The Musical

This show has now closed, however you may also be interested in:

About the Show Less...

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s award-winning all-female camp KILLER cult classic Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK première at the Arts Theatre, starring Jason Gardiner and Tracie Bennett. Read More >

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s award-winning all-female camp KILLER cult classic Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK première at the Arts Theatre, starring Jason Gardiner and Tracie Bennett.

How far would you go to get what you want? Ruthless! The Musical tells the story of the beautiful and talented 8 year old Tina Denmark who will do anything to play the lead in her school play… ANYTHING!

Ruthless! has played Off Broadway to critical acclaim over the past 25 years. This brand new production, directed by Richard Fitch, opens in March for a strictly limited 14 week run, with performer and choreographer Gardiner (Dancing On Ice) and Olivier Award winner Bennett leading the cast. The show also stars Harriet Thorpe, Kim Maresca and Lara Denning. Fifi Bloomsbury Khier, Charlotte Breen, Anya Evans and Lucy Simmonds will alternate in the central role of Tina Denmark.

The musical started Off-Broadway 25 years ago and discovered young performers including Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals from Gypsy to Mame as well as iconic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve.

Joel Paley (Book and Lyrics) directed the first production of Ruthless! at the Players Theater which won the 1993 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, and for which he won the Drama Desk Award as Best Lyricist. Marvin Laird (Music) began his career on Broadway in the early 1960s writing dance and vocal arrangements.

Book now for the stage mother of all musicals, playing at the Arts Theatre for a limited 14-week run from 16 March.

Less...

Age Suitability: 10+. i

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/03/2018

Opening Night: 27/03/2018

Closing Night: 23/06/2018

Running time: TBC

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Tina Denmark - Fifi Bloomsbury Khier, Charlotte Breen, Anya Evans, Lucy Simmonds

Sylvia St. Croix - Jason Gardiner

Lita - Tracie Bennett

Louise Lerman/Eve - Lara Denning

Judy Denmark - Kim Maresca

Myrna Thorn - Harriet Thorpe

Creative

Director - Richard Fitch

Producer - Evan Sacks, Darren Bagert, Adam Mackie, Kenneth Schur and Maxine Paul

Designer - Morgan Large

Choreographer - Rebecca Howell

Lighting Designer - Tim Lutkin

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Musical Supervisor - Gareth Valentine

About Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

Unlike film, theatre doesn't have an official age classification organisation. That means all age recommendations are subjective and should be treated as guidelines unless otherwise stated. With this in mind, we ask you to use your judgement in regards to a show’s suitability prior to purchase. However, we are more than happy to help you make a decision. Please email ticketing@officiallondontheatre.com to find out more about your chosen show.