Rehearsal photos of Berlusconi A New Musical have been released ahead of the show first performance on 25 March at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
The World Premiere production is led by Sebastien Torkia (RSC’s Matilda The Musical, West End) as Silvio Berlusconi. The cast includes McCallam Connell (The Colour Purple, UK Tour), John Conroy (Half a Sixpence, Noel Coward), Susan Fay (The Girls, UK Tour), Jenny Fitzpatrick, Natalie Kassanga (Dreamgirls, UK Tour), Emma Hatton (Wicked, West End), Sally Ann Triplett (Cabaret, Lido 2 Paris), Gavin Wilkinson (Guys and Dolls, Théâtre Marigny) and Matthew Woodyatt (Piaf, Nottingham Playhouse).
Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, this modern-day cautionary tale is produced by Francesca Moody Productions (Fleabag) and Thomas S. Barnes and directed by James Grieve (Fisherman’s Friends).
Billed as an urgent and prescient story about a brand of political leadership that has become all too familiar. 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.
Berlusconi runs from 25 March 2023 until 29 April 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
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