NEWS: Devilish musical comedy The Sorrows of Satan makes digital debut

The musical play will have its streaming premiere from 5 to 8 May ahead of an on-demand run from 9 to 31 May

Filmed in the ballroom at the beautiful Brocket Hall, one of England’s finest stately homes, The Sorrows of Satan is based on Marie Corelli’s 1895 controversial bestseller which reimagines the story of Faust at the heart of 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big  decision to make…. 

Pretentiously avant-garde musical playwright Geoffrey Tempest has been kicked out of his accommodation with not a penny to his name. He has one chance to prove himself to the theatrical community: a rehearsed reading of his musical play, ‘The  Sorrows of Satan’. When his patron, the prodigal Prince Lucio Rimânez, suggests some significant changes, Geoffrey must decide whether to hold on to his artistic integrity (for what it’s worth) or sell out for the promise of fame, money and the love  of his leading lady. 

Photo credit: Jane Hobson

As if the concept didn’t sound exciting enough, we are absolutely sold on the cast and creative team. The show is written by (and stars) Luke Bateman and Michael Conley, the team behind the recent Southwark Playhouse streaming hit, The Fabulist Fox Sister. (If you haven’t seen this already, why not?! It’s still available on-demand at Southwark Playhouse so grab a ticket while you can!) It’s directed by Adam Lenson (also a key player in The Fabulist Fox Sister and generally very busy doing excellent things for new musical theatre, including live streamed hit Public Domain which has earned itself a West End transfer). Joining the writers in the cast are Musical Director Stefan Bednarczyk  (Side By Side By Sondheim and Merrily We Roll Along) and Molly Lynch (Cathy in Aria Entertainment’s fantastic production of The Last Five Years which will also find itself making a well-deserved West End transfer).   The creative team is completed by Sam Waddington (Lighting), Chris Czornyj (Technical Production), Matt Powell (Video Designs) and Freya Smith (Assistant Director). The show is produced by Alfred Taylor-Gaunt and Aisling Tara.

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