Award Winning Musical Adaptation of Bend It Like Beckham makes its North American Debut
The musical adaptation of classic British romantic-comedy Bend It Like Beckham comes to North America for the first time, making its debut in Toronto. Set in West London, it tells the tale of two girls who dream of success on the soccer pitch like their hero, David Beckham. Winning a Critic's Circle Theatre Award for its run in London's West End, this is a story of friendship, determination and a rebellion against disapproving parents and cultural norms.
Written by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging), the original movie launched the decorated careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Chadha is also the mastermind behind this musical version, with lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by BRIT Award winning composer Howard Goodall.