Live On Stage Musical Stage

Bring It On

Bring It On
14 January 2022
Southbank Centre
4.0 out of 5.0 stars

I’ve been wanting to see Bring It On for a while, as I did quite enjoy the film of the same name. While the musical does not exactly follow the same plot, it is very similar. Campbell is an ambitious cheerleader who hopes to captain her team to win at Nationals, but due to re-districting, she is sent to a different school, which doesn’t have a cheer squad at all. She immediately tries to build a squad with the school’s hip hop crew, but soon runs into problems threatening new and old friendships and intensifying rivalries.

Old friends turn out to be enemies, new enemies might become friends, it’s a great story with a few twists and a lot of human connection. I really like the changes to the story, and the characters created for the show, despite some of them seeming quite stereotyped and overdrawn. It’s a fun and spirited musical with a whole lot of absolutely astonishing athletic routines.

Cheerleaders whirling through the air and showing off stunning skills, what a joy to watch! Each routine gets more intense as the musical hurtles towards its conclusion. The diverse and enthusiastic cast pour their souls into the show, definitely a huge recommendation from me! I had so much fun watching this crazy talented cast shine! 

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