Promises, Promises at Southwark Playhouse

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Hit Broadway musical Promises, Promises returns to the London stage

Almost fifty years since its West End premiere, musical-comedy Promises, Promises receives a revival at Southwark Playhouse.

Burt Bacharach’s incredible music and Hal David’s brilliant lyrics come together with a book by legendary playwright Neil Simon in Promises, Promises – the hit Broadway musical based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment.

A triumph of 1960s sexual work-place politics, with a quick witted script and unforgettable songs including Knowing When To Leave, Promises, Promises, Say A Little Prayer For You, A House Is Not A Home and I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, this Tony Award nominated, Grammy Award winning musical comes to Southwark Playhouse.

Promises, Promises will run from 13 January 2017 until 18 February 2017 at the Southwark Playhouse.


With the promise of promotion, an ambitious junior executive allows his executive bosses to use his apartment for extramarital trysts. All goes well until he discovers the object of his affection is one of the late-night visitors.


To be announced.


Music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon. Promises Promises is directed by Bronagh Lagan with musical direction by Elliot Davis and choreography by Cressida Carré.

Theatre Information

Southwark Playhouse
Address: 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Underground: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

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