Veronica's whole attitude certainly changes as she begins to dress like the deranged threesome, although she soon realises the error of her ways after meeting up with the mysterious but super cool Jason 'JD' Dean (Simon Gordon) who is something of a kindred spirit.
JD wants to make school, and the world in general, a better place so he plans to get rid those he considers unworthy of living in it and it starts with Westerberg High's head girl Heather Chandler – and then a home-made bomb! Basically it’s a musical about a young girl who falls for what can only be described as a crazed psychopath and the penny soon drops for her at one of Ram's parties!
There's a rocking musical score from award-winning writing team Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s which seems to pack a punch while the 18-strong high-energy cast certainly worked their socks off and, in particular, Maddison Firth as blonde bombshell Heather Chandler who was not only vocally impressive – and often rather screechy! – but she was reminiscent of a sexy Britney Spears holding a croquet mallet!
But it's Rebecca Wickes as Veronica who really attacked the songs with vulnerability and enthusiasm although she often emitted a strange cackling sound which was infectious. She seems to be on stage throughout the whole show and she gives a totally believable performance, her role is almost that of a narrator and she keeps mentioning her diary… shades of a weird female Adrian Mole perhaps!
I did enjoy Mhairi Angus (Martha) whose 'Kindergarten Boyfriend’ number was rather touching and it brought the house down in the Second Act. And that was unlike the creepy and deranged 'JD' (Simon Gordon) who was evil beyond belief and he lived up to his ‘I Am Damaged' solo.
However the best comedy number was undoubtedly staged at the funeral for Ram and Kurt whose grieving fathers (Andy Brady and Kurt Kansley) sang 'My Dead Gay Son' which could have fitted comfortably into The Rocky Horror Show.