Ahead of the streaming premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, a cast change has been announced. Gabourey Sidibe will replace Amber Riley, with Lovie Simone replacing Wunmi Mosaku, with the production available to watch from December 13. The full company of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play includes the Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ashleigh Murray, Storm Reid and Lyric Ross complete the cast.
The first thing to know about School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is that it is a lot of fun—punctuated by moments of stunning cruelty and painful revelation. As the title owns, Jocelyn Bioh's debut play borrows from the established playbook of high-school–genre films—The Breakfast Club through The Heathers, Legally Blonde to the actual Mean Girls.