Bend it Like Beckham Reviews

After months of rumours it has finally been announced that Gurinder Chadha will direct the world premier of Bend it Like Beckham, which begins previews at the Phoenix Theatre in May 2015. Chadha has collaborated with Paul Mayeda Berges to create the brand new book, with music and lyrics by Howard Goodall and Charles Hart. Aletta Collins will choreograph the show, with set by Miriam Buether, costume by Katrina Lindsay, Lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Richard Brooker.

Based on Gurinder Chadha’s multi-award winning 2002 film of the same name starring Keira Knightly and Parminder Nagra, the new stage adaption promises to be similarly entertaining!

Bend it Like Beckham follows the unlikely heroine, Jess who is torn between living up to her traditional Indian family;s expectations or to follow in the sporting footsteps of her hero, David Beckham.

As a Sikh young lady Jess, or Jesminder, has been forbidden by her family to play football. Despite their rules, Jess plays in the park which eventually leads to her being scouted by a similarly sporty girl named Jules. As Jess is enlisted to the Hounslow Harriers, her and Jules become best friends as they bid to rise to the top of their league. However issues begin to present themselves as Jess family become suspicious and both her and Jules fall for the same man. Uh oh!

 

Playing Phoenix Theatre London

Opened May 2015

Reviews: this is what they all said !

 The Independent

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