The musical makeover of Indecent Proposal officially premiered last night (2 November 2021) at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Travel back to Atlantic City in the 1980s with our first-look gallery of production photos. Time to get booking!
The brand-new British musical of Indecent Proposal, adapted from Jack Engelhard’s 1988 novel which also became the 1993 Hollywood film, has book and lyrics by Michael Conley with music by Dylan Schlosberg. The premiere production is directed by Charlotte Westenra and stars Norman Bowman, Lizzy Connolly and Ako Mitchell as the central love-and-lust triangle, along with Jacqui Dankworth and newcomer Eve de Leon Allen.
What would you do for a million dollars?
Atlantic City. 1988: Jonny (Norman Bowman) and Rebecca (Lizzy Connolly) 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 (Ako Mitchell) 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?
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.
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!
Production photography by Helen Maybanks.