A new music video of Berlusconi has been released, ahead of the production’s first preview on 25 March at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
Watch Wicked’s Emma Hatton sing ‘Secrets and Lies’ from the show accompanied by pianist Jordan Li Smith. In the number Hatton portrays Berlusconi’s second wife Veronica – a former actress – who attends the trial that may see her ex-husband sent to prison. On the steps of the court she reflects on her turbulent relationship with Italy’s most powerful man.
The musical is billed as a naughty expose on Italy’s morally dubious politician told through the eyes of three women ready to share their side of the story.
The full cast includes: McCallam Connell as the Judge, John Conroy as Luigi, Susan Fay as Mama Rosa, Jenny Fitzpatrick as Fama, Natalie Kassanga as Bella, Emma Hatton as Veronica, Sebastien Torkia as Silvio Berlusconi, Sally Ann Triplett as Ilda, Gavin Wilkinson as Vladimir Putin and Matthew Woodyatt as Antonio.
Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, this modern-day cautionary tale is produced by Francesca Moody Productions (Fleabag) and Thomas S. Barnes (Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody) and directed by James Grieve (Fisherman’s Friends).
Watch the video here
Berlusconi runs from 25 March 2023 until 29 April 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.
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