Bend It Like Beckham

Phoenix Theatre, London

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  • Music by

    Howard Goodall

  • Lyrics by

    Charles Hart

  • Book by

    Paul Mayeda Berges & Gurinder Chadha

  • Directed by

    Gurinder Chadha

  • Choreographer

    Aletta Collins

  • Set Design

    Miriam Buether

  • Costume Design

    Katrina Lindsay

  • Lighting Design

    Neil Austin

  • Sound Design

    Richard Brooker

Winner of the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for ‘Best Musical’.

Bend It Like Beckham is the fantastically feel-good new modern British musical. A celebratory fusion of culture, music, emotions and fun, bursting with warmth, humour and heart. Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life: live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenager is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of unexpected opportunities opens up before her. But as her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches, can she keep her family happy and still follow her dreams?

Written and directed by Gurinder Chadha, who worked on the original film starring Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra.

Bend It Like Beckham ran from 15th May 2015 to 5th March 2016.

  • A triumph. Be prepared to be transported and uplifted. In a league of its own

    Daily Telegraph
  • Joyous. Gorgeous score. Witty lyrics. Exhilarating choreography. An uplifting celebration of multi-cultural Britain

  • Irresistible. Wonderfully life-affirming. An end to end joy. Back of the net!

    Daily Mail
  • A musical hat-trick of cracking tunes, heart-tugging storyline and excellent performances. A winning stage musical

    The Times
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