Tuesday, April 16

Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills to premiere Cruel Intentions: the 90s Musical

Bill Kenwright has again joined forces with Paul Taylor-Mills (the last time was on the hit Heathers Musical) to premiere a new musical based on the 1999 cult movie Cruel Intentions  in Edinburgh from 1st-25th  August at  the Palais du Variété Spiegeltent at Assembly George Square Gardens , marking the 20th anniversary of the original film which was an adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel Les Liaisons dangereuses directed by Roger Kumble, and  starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair.

Set among a group of wealthy teenagers at school in New York City, the musical is the  story of two of Manhattan’s ‘most dangerous liaisons’, Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil who live in a manipulative world seduced by revenge and fuelled by passion as the step-siblings bet on destroying an innocent girl. Weaving a web of secrets and temptation, they become entangled in the cruellest game of all... love.

The action of the piece will be played out to a sound-track of some of the most iconic hits of the 90’s including Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn, I Saw the Sign by Ace of Base, Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love to You, NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye, Britney Spears’ Sometime, REM’s Losing My Religion, Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve and many more.

Tickets go on sale Thurs 18 April  at 10:00 am 

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