Bend It Like Beckham invite to women’s World Cup team
By Tim Masters
Arts and entertainment correspondent
25 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Director Gurinder Chadha has described the show ‘as totally new kind of musical’
Bend It Like Beckham creator Gurinder Chadha plans to invite England’s women’s World Cup team to see the new stage show based on her hit film.
The musical – about a football-loving girl in London – opened two days after the England squad won a place in the quarter-finals against hosts Canada.
“It’s fantastic timing for us that it’s the Women’s World Cup,” Chadha told the BBC.
“It’s even greater news that the England team are doing so well.
“As soon as they get back to Heathrow that’s the first thing we’re going to do – invite them all, and maybe they’ll take a bow themselves.”
Jamie Campbell Bower plays football coach Joe to Natalie Dew’s Jess
At the curtain call on Wednesday’s opening night, at London’s Phoenix Theatre, the cast unfurled a banner in support of the England women’s squad.
“We got to hold the banner at the end with pride,” …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment