Lizzy Connolly has been announced to join Norman Bowman and Ako Mitchell in the world premiere musical adaptation of Indecent Proposal, which starts performances next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Connolly stars as the young wife who is the subject of the million-dollar proposal of the title.
What would you do for a million dollars?
Atlantic City. 1988: Jonny and Rebecca are very much in love and very much in debt. Jonny’s a struggling singer-songwriter who spends most of his time playing backup for Annie, a singer at the Oasis Casino Hotel Resort. Rebecca’s working two jobs as they struggle to make ends meet. But they’re happy and that’s enough. Or is it?
When wealthy stranger Larry Harris arrives in town and offers Rebecca a million dollars to spend a night with him, will the lure of money outweigh their promise of fidelity? Will Rebecca accept Larry’s indecent proposal? Will their marriage survive if she doesn’t? Will their marriage survive if she does?
Lizzy Connolly made a splash in the West End when she was cast in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels shortly after graduating from Arts Educational. Her subsequent theatre credits have included Mrs Henderson Presents and Vanities The Musical in the West End, Once in a Lifetime at the Young Vic and Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse. On television, she starred as Ellie Goulding in C4’s The Windsors.
As previously announced, Indecent Proposal also stars Norman Bowman as Rebecca’s husband Jonny and Ako Mitchell as the wealthy Larry Harris, as well as Jacqui Dankworth as Annie. The four will be joined in the cast by recent Rose Bruford graduate Eve de Leon Allen in the supporting role of Heidi.
Indecent Proposal is inspired by the Jack Engelhard book which sparked a worldwide debate and was later adapted into the 1993 hit film starring Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Robert Redford.
The new chamber musical that stays true to the book’s setting of Atlantic City in the 1980s whilst reimagining the work through the lens of the current social and political climate, allowing audiences to consider what they would do in a similar situation, whilst they watch this couple grapple with the fallout from a stranger’s proposition.
Directed by Charlotte Westenra, book and lyrics by Michael Conley with music by Dylan Schlosberg, and produced by Neil Marcus for 10 to 4 Productions, this musical brings a story to stage that, over 30 years after the book was published, is perhaps all the more painfully relevant today.
Indecent Proposal runs from 22 October to 27 November 2021 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Tickets £16-27.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!