It's back to the drawing board for Indecent Proposal, the bewildering new musical that has arrived at Southwark Playhouse in what would appear to be far from any sort of finished state. Many will know the title from the 1993 film, with Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Robert Redford, in which a billionaire (Redford) pays $1 million to secure sex with Moore: largely derided at the time, the movie rode the coattails of Pretty Woman (itself now a stage musical) conjoining far-fetched fantasy with...
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What would you do for a million dollars? That question is at the heart of Indecent Proposal, originally a novel that was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster.
The Indecent Proposal musical follows a similar storyline as its previous counterparts. Audiences will meet Jonny and Rebecca, a loved-up couple who are content with their lives even though they’re struggling to make ends meet. That is, until Rebecca meets businessman Larry Harris, who offers her a million dollars and a chance at a new life — but the true cost is her fidelity to her partner. Sure, a million bucks is a life-changing sum of money. But what matters more, her bank account or her heart?
When the Indecent Proposal story was first published, readers couldn’t believe the subject matter. This controversy extended to the 1993 film adaptation, with critics panning the Robert Redford and Demi Moore movie. But even with scathing reviews, audiences couldn’t get enough of Indecent Proposal, and it went on to be a box office hit. For the Indecent Proposal musical, elements of the story are rewritten to be in line with modern-day issues. What remains intact is its shocking story of love, lust, and lasciviousness.
The Indecent Proposal musical features original music by Michael Conley and Dylan Schlosberg in addition to music adapted from the Indecent Proposal film soundtrack, with songs by Sheena Easton, Seal, and Lisa Stansfield. Anna Kelsey’s scenic design transports audiences to Atlantic City, known for its glitzy nightclub and casinos.
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Cast and creative
By: Michael Conley
Songs by: Michael Conley and Dylan Schlosberg
Director: Charlotte Westenra
Cast list: Norman Bowman, Jacqui Dankworth, Ako Mitchell, Lizzy Connolly
Design: Anna Kelsey
Lighting: Hartley Kemp
Costume: Anna Kelsey
Choreography: Jane McMurtrie
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After the world premiere was postponed last year, the long-awaited stage adaptation of Indecent Proposal will now open in London this autumn. Indecent Proposal is at Southwark Playhouse from 22 October - 27 November.Set in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1988, married couple Jonny and Rebecca struggle to make ends meet with their part-time jobs. But, when Larry offers Rebecca a million dollars to spend the night with him, will Rebecca gamble her marriage to get into the black?Indecent Proposal is...