Bend It Like Beckham The Musical

Hey guys!
Hope everyone is enjoying the sun! I know I am!
A couple of weeks ago, I went to see Bend It Like Beckham The Musical. Having enjoyed the film, I was looking forward to seeing it on stage in the West End. To be honest, I did think Bend It Like Beckham was an odd choice of a film to be turned into a musical – how can you play football on stage? And what would the songs be like? However, I was proven wrong.

Bend It Like Beckham is a hilarious feel-good musical set in Southall, London. It is a spectacular explosion of colour and culture. Both Gurinder Chadha and Howard Goodall have done a wonderful job in turning the 2002 film (which stars Keira Knightley) into a hugely successful musical. The songs are fantastic (I particularly liked ‘Glorious’) and the actors were brilliant too. Preeya Kalidas is great as Jess’s older sister Pinky, while Lauren Samuels is a good choice for Jules – she actually looks vaguely similar to Keira Knightley. Jamie Campbell Bower stars as Joe, the football coach. I didn’t realise that Jamie could sing, but he has a surprisingly good voice. Preeya Kalidas and Natalie Dew (Jess) have amazing voices too. If you’re in London, it would be worth checking out this musical 🙂

Have you seen Bend It Like Beckham (either the film or musical)?
Hasta luego!

25 Comment

  1. Do you know what I've never seen Bend it Like Beckham! I did see a bit of the musical the other week on This Morning though and did think it looked really good! x

  2. I also thought it was an odd choice to make into a musical but it sounds like they did a good job! I'd love to go see more musicals! X

  3. nope, none! I really should :p

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. It's brilliant! You should definitely see it if you have the chance!

  5. I love musicals!

  6. Yep you should hehe :p

  7. Aww this sounds like so much fun! I love going to watch musical adaptation of things!

  8. I've seen the film and greatly enjoyed it. Would definitely see this if they tour.

  9. I've never seen the original movie, Bend it like Beckham, and have always been a little wary when it comes to stage adaptations, but I do love a good musical, so thank you for the review x

  10. I loved the film! I can imagine the stage show is just as good and translates well. x

  11. Cathy says: Reply

    I have never been to see a musical yet but it is on my to do list. I loved the film x

  12. I so want to see this. Looks fab. Thanks for sharing

  13. I so want to see this. Looks fab. Thanks for sharing

  14. not seen either but i do love a good musical so i'll see if i can check it out x

  15. I've never seen either but I do love a musical so maybe one for me to check out.

  16. I love the theatre but I have never seen Bend It Like Beckham or the film for that matter but the plot does sound good!

  17. I haven't seen the film but I am a fan of musicals though I didn't like the original footloose film but loved the musical random I know I think I may have to go and see this it's looks fun

  18. I've seen the film and I remember it to be quite enjoyable

  19. I loved the film but not too sure how I feel about a stage production of it x

  20. I haven't seen the film, but it sounded good. And this sounds really interesting – looks great.

  21. Jenny says: Reply

    I've never seen the film but I love musicals, this sounds great fun.

  22. I wasn't aware there was a bend it like beckham musical! Looks like lots of fun.

  23. I haven't seen the film or the musical, but it sounds like I should. I think I would enjoy it from what you have said about both

  24. I've never heard of the musical! I love the film though.

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  25. I love musicals! This is something that I would love to see.

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