NEWS: Indecent Proposal to Play at Southwark Playhouse

The new musical based on the book by Jack Engelhard and 1993 film will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 29th May.

10 to 4 Productions have announced the world premiere of Indecent Proposal, a new musical featuring a book and lyrics by Michael Conley and music by Dylan Schlosberg.

Based on the original book by Jack Engelhard and the 1993 film starring Demi Moore and Robert Redford, this stage production will be directed by Charlotte Westenra.

While the stage production will retain the book’s setting of Atlantic City in the 1980s, it will reimagine 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.

Atlantic City. 1988. Jonny and Rebecca are very much in love and very much in debt. He’s a struggling singer-songwriter who spends most of his time playing backup for Annie at the Oasis Casino Hotel Resort, and she works part-time at the casino and for a local charity. 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 the promise of fidelity? Will Rebecca accept Larry’s indecent proposal? Will her marriage survive if she doesn’t? Will Jonny stick around if she does?

The cast for the production is set to include Norman  Bowman (notable credits include:42nd StreetTheatre Royal, Drury Lane; Eugenius! London Palladium; King LearRoyal Exchange Theatre)and the role of Annie -Jonny’s good friend and fellow casino singer-will be played by Jacqui Dankworth MBE( credits include: Into the Woods, original London cast, Phoenix Theatre; Les Liaisons Dangereuses,RSC). The roles of Rebecca and Larry are yet to be announced.

Talking about the news, director Charlotte Westenra said: “I am so excited to share this beautiful, important story that is of its time but also painfully relevant today. Like in the show, people with influence still use it to take more than we’re sometimes willing to give. The fact that it happens all the time doesn’t make it right, even if you agree to give it. We can’t wait for audiences to come and contribute to the conversation and ask themselves what they would do if they were to receive an indecent proposal.”

Indecent Proposal will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 29th May until the 27th June.

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