Francesca Moody Productions and Thomas S. Barnes present

Berlusconi
A New Musical

by Ricky Simmonds & Simon Vaughan
25 Mar - 29 Apr 2023

Ticket Prices:
£28 | £22.50 Concession | All Previews £16 | Pioneers' Preview (25 March) £7.50

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“I am the Jesus Christ of politics.”

It’s time to set the record straight. Please welcome to the stage the former cruise ship crooner turned multi billionaire and Italian Prime Minister… the much maligned, misunderstood, humble man of the people Silvio Berlusconi!

A hilarious, naughty, noisy expose of the original perma-tanned media mogul and populist politician told through the eyes of the formidable women ready to share their side of the story and break the veneer of that million lira smile. As Silvio tries to enshrine his legacy by writing the opera of his life, his detractors are closing in…

From the Olivier Award-winning Producers of Fleabag and Baby Reindeer, BERLUSCONI is Evita on acid; a modern-day cautionary tale, an urgent and prescient story about a brand of political leadership that has become all too familiar. With soaring melodies and driving beats, this outrageous new musical assembles an award-winning team to tell the astonishing, outlandish, almost true story of one of the world’s most charismatic, charming and morally bankrupt political leaders.

Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.

Developed by Wishful Thinking Musicals with Richard Buckton and Charli Eglinton.

Details

Theatre: Main Space

Mon – Sat: 19:45

Thu & Sat: 14:30

Running Time: 150 minutes.

No re-admission.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains strong language, sexual references, haze, and flashing lights. Recommended for ages 14+.

The Company

McCallam Connell
THE JUDGE
John Conroy
LUIGI
Susan Fay
MAMA ROSA
Jenny Fitzpatrick
FAMA
Emma Hatton
VERONICA
Natalie Kassanga
BELLA
Sebastien Torkia
SILVIO BERLUSCONI
Sally Ann Triplett
ILDA
Gavin Wilkinson
VLADIMIR PUTIN
Matthew Woodyat
ANTONIO
Ricky Simmonds
WRITER
Simon Vaughan
WRITER
James Grieve
DIRECTOR
Paul Schofield
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR, CO-ORCHESTRATOR, AND ARRANGEMENTS
Jordan Li-Smith
MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
Rebecca Howell
CHOREOGRAPHER
Lucy Osborne
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Dan Samson
SOUND DESIGNER
Oliver Fenwick
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Stanley Orwin-Fraser for Duncan McLean Projection
VIDEO DESIGNER
Lewis Andrews
MUSIC PRODUCTION AND CO-ORCHESTRATOR
David White
ORIGINAL VOCAL SCORE AND ORIGINAL VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
Máth Roberts
ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Will Burton CDG
CASTING
Francesca Moody Productions
PRODUCER
Alex Cooke
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Alan Hayling
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER & BASED ON IDEA BY
Richard Buckton
DEVELOPED WITH
Charli Eglinton
DEVELOPED WITH

Official Trailer

Trump, Boris or Berlusconi Game

Secrets and Lies Song

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