Booking to 29 April 2023
An outrageous new musical comedy with razor sharp lyrics
Berlusconi A New Musical is based on Italian politician and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, and premieres at Southwark Playhouse Elephant in March 2023.
From the Olivier Award-winning Producers of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer, Berlusconi is Evita on acid! – a modern-day cautionary tale, an urgent and prescient story about a brand of political leadership that has become all too familiar.
With soaring melodies and driving beats, this outrageous new musical assembles an award-winning team to tell the astonishing, outlandish, almost true story of one of the world’s most charismatic, charming and morally bankrupt political leaders.
An acclaimed cast includes Sebastien Torkia (Matilda The Musical) as Silvio Berlusconi, Sally Ann Triplett (Cabaret) as Ilda.
Berlusconi will run from 25 March 2023 until 29 April 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
What's the story of Berlusconi A New Musical?
“I am the Jesus Christ of politics.”
It’s time to set the record straight. Please welcome to the stage the former cruise ship crooner turned multi billionaire and Italian Prime Minister… the much maligned, misunderstood, humble man of the people Silvio Berlusconi!
BERLUSCONI is a naughty, noisy exposé of the original perma-tanned media mogul turned populist politician, told through the eyes of three formidable women ready to share their side of the story and break the veneer of that million Lira smile.
Who is in the cast of Berlusconi A New Musical?
The cast of Berlusconi includes: Sebastien Torkia (Matilda The Musical) as Silvio Berlusconi, Sally Ann Triplett (Cabaret) as Ilda, Jenny Fitzpatrick (A Christmas Carol) as Fama, Natalie Kassanga (Dreamgirls) as Bella, plus McCallam Connell (The Color Purple) as the Judge, John Conroy (Half a Sixpence) as Luigi, Susan Fay (The Girls) as Mama Rosa, Emma Hatton (Wicked) as Veronica, Gavin Wilkinson (Guys and Dolls) as Vladimir Putin and Matthew Woodyatt (Piaf) as Antonio.
Who are the creative team of Berlusconi A New Musical?
Berlusconi is written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan and is based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.
The show is directed by James Grieve (Fisherman’s Friends).
Choreography is by Rebecca Howell (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ ), Set and Costume by Lucy Osborne (The Famous Five), Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Co-Orchestrations by Paul Schofield (Hair – In Concert), Musical Direction by Jordan Li Smith (City of Angels), Lighting Design by Oliver Fenwick (Blues for Alabama Sky), Sound Design by Dan Samson (Heathers), Video Design by Stanley Orwin Fraser for Duncan McClean Projection (The Jungle), Music Production and Co-orchestration by Lewis Andrews, and Original Vocal Score and Original Vocal Arrangements by David White (Cabaret). Math Roberts (Merrily We Roll Along) is Associate Musical Director and Casting is by Will Burton CDG. The show is associate produced by Alex Cooke and Alan Hayling, based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
This production contains strong language and references to sex.
No re-admission. We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
Venue InformationSouthwark Playhouse Elephant, Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle
Nearest Buses: 196, 133, 155, 333, 415
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