An outrageous new musical comedy with razor sharp lyrics
Berlusconi, a new musical based on Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi will premiere 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.
Berlusconi will run from 25 March 2023 until 29 April 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
What is Berlusconi A New Musical about?
“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 about?
Casting for Berlusconi to be announced.
Creative team for Berlusconi A New Musical
Berlusconi is written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan and is based on an original idea by Alan Hayling. It is directed by James Grieve (Fisherman’s Friends) with choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume by Lucy Osborne, sound design by Dan Samson. David White is Executive Musical Supervisor, Jordan Li Smith is Musical Supervisor & Musical Director and Casting is by Will Burton CDG.
Berlusconi is produced by Francesca Moody (Fleabag) and associate produced by Alex Cook and Alan Hayling.