Ruthless! The Musical to Make U.K. Premiere

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Richard Fitch will direct the limited engagement at the Arts Theatre.
<i>Ruthless! The Musical </i>at the Arts Theatre
Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s Ruthless! The Musical, which has been seen Off-Broadway and around the U.S. for the past 25 years, will make its U.K. premiere at London's Arts Theatre for a 14-week run.

Marvin Laird and Joel Paley
Marvin Laird and Joel Paley Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Richard Fitch, the satire will begin March 16 prior to an official opening March 27. The limited engagement will continue through June 23. Casting will be announced shortly.

The musical tells the story of the beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark who will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals from Gypsy to Mame as well as iconic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve.


The production will also feature choreography by Rebecca Howell, design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke, and musical supervision by Gareth Valentine.

The Menier Chocolate Factory will act as executive producer and general manager for the U.K. premiere. Producers are Evan Sacks, Darren Bagert, Adam Mackie, Kenneth Schur, and Maxine Paul.

The Arts Theatre is located at Great Newport Street, London. For ticket information, visit

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