Indecent Proposal, Jack Engelhard’s bestselling 1988 novel which also became a blockbuster Hollywood film, has now been made into an “indecently entertaining” new British musical at London’s Southwark Playhouse. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
Unlike the critically mauled Broadway tuner Pretty Woman, Michael Conley and Dylan Schlosberg’s tangy and surprising chamber musical is only “inspired” by, as opposed to slavishly following, its source material.
More specifically in this story: would you have sex with a stranger if they paid you $1 million? And, for those in relationships, would you be tormented if your partner did?
The musical makeover of Indecent Proposal officially premiered last night 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!
Previews begin at the end of this week for the world premiere musical makeover of Indecent Proposal, the novel made famous by the 1993 Hollywood film. What’s been happening in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery. Time to get booking!
Lizzy Connolly has been announced to join Norman Bowman and Ako Mitchell in the world premiere musical adaptation of Indecent Proposal, which starts performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse in October.
Fascinating one-man show The Cancellation of Crispin Cox examines the brutality of cancel culture in the entertainment industry and has great relevancy at the moment.
Following the 7.30pm performance on Thursday 4 November 2021, My Theatre Mates founder Terri Paddock will be talking to the cast and creatives at Southwark Playhouse about the 21st-century perspective on Indecent Proposal and its themes. Any questions? Join us!
Indecent Proposal, originally due to premiere in May 2020, has announced new dates at London’s Southwark Playhouse, where it will now run from 22 October to 27 November 2021, with a press night on 2 November.
Directed by Adam Lenson, with Molly Lynch as The Woman and Stefan Bednarczyk as the mute accompanist, The Sorrows of Satan takes inspiration from Marie Corelli’s 1895 novel, but moves the action to a freer age in 1924.
A new musical play, The Sorrows of Satan, by Luke Bateman and Michael Conley has opened for a run of streamed performances. We were invited to preview the quirky comedy adaptation of the Faust story filmed at the stunning Brocket Hall.
Luke Bateman, Michael Conley, Stefan Bednarczyk and Molly Lynch will star in the streaming premiere of The Sorrows Of Satan, ‘a hell of a comedy about a devil of a musical’, from 5-8 May 2021 and then on-demand from 9-31 May.
Luke Bateman and Michael Conley have written a piece in The Fabulist Fox Sister which may still have the odd rough edge, and which rushes through their subject’s string of misfortunes later in life, but which charms with its songs and sense of showbusiness.
The next show announced in Southwark Playhouse’s winter season is Nick Payne’s Constellations starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Oliver Johnstone and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.
As his new digital sheet music store New UK Musicals launches, I talk with multi-award winning composer and lyricist Darren Clark about the site and his career.
How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be “quite a few”. And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man – or rather “one-dad” – musical now receiving its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse.
The ending to an 80-minute long, one-man musical, in which all elements seem stacked against it, epitomises the journey that both solo performer Charlie Bradley (Michael Rouse) and audience take together. It’s the story of his battle to keep his daughter in his life, after a stupid mistake ruins his picture-perfect family unit.
The solo musical is a rather under-used genre, perhaps a sign of how difficult it is to construct a musical monologue. But between them, lyricist Richy Hughes, composer Joseph Finlay and book writer Michael Conley have done a fine job in showing just how revelatory a form it can be with their new musical Superhero, receiving its world premiere in the ever-welcoming arms of the Southwark Playhouse.
The world premiere of a brand new one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse’s Little space. The Superhero – written by Richy Hughes, Joseph Finlay and Michael Conley – runs from 28 June to 22 July 2017, with a press night on 30 June.
A brand new musical play based on one of the world’s first bestselling novels comes to Tristan Bates Theatre for a six-week run in 2017. The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson. It will run from 14 February to 25 March 2017, with a press night on 21 February.