The production will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 25th March until the 29th April.
Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming World premiere of the new musical based around the politician Silvio Berlusconi, directed by James Grieve.
Francesca Moody Productions have announced that the cast will include: McCallam Connell (The Colour Purple, UK Tour) as the Judge, John Conroy (Half a Sixpence, Noel Coward) as Luigi, Susan Fay (The Girls, UK Tour) as Mama Rosa, Jenny Fitzpatrick (A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic) as Fama, Natalie Kassanga (Dreamgirls, UK Tour) as Bella, Emma Hatton (Wicked, West End) as Veronica, Sebastien Torkia (RSC’s Matilda The Musical, West End) as Silvio Berlusconi, Sally Ann Triplett (Cabaret, Lido 2 Paris) as Ilda, Gavin Wilkinson (Guys and Dolls, Théâtre Marigny) as Vladimir Putin and Matthew Woodyatt (Piaf, Nottingham Playhouse) as Antonio.
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…
Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, the creative team behind the production includes: choreography by Rebecca Howell, set and costume by Lucy Osborne (The Famous Five), David White (Les Misérables) is executive musical supervisor, Jordan Li Smith (City of Angels) as musical supervisor & musical director, Dan Samson (Heathers) as sound designer and casting by Will Burton CDG. Associate produced by Alex Cook and Alan Hayling. It is based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.
Berlusconi will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 25th March until the 29th April 2023.