New musical play The Sorrows of Satan at the Tristan Bates Theatre
New musical for London 2017.
A new musical play The Sorrows of Satan based on one of the world’s first bestselling novels will run at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 14 February to 25 March 2017, with an official opening on 21 February 2017.
Written by Luke Bateman and Michael Conley the musical is based on Marie Corelli's 1895 controversial bestseller and re-imagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 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 accommodations 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."
Luke Bateman is a composer, pianist and performer soon to be represented in the West End with Mr Popper’s Penguins which comes to the Criterion Theatre. He has written original music for plays include Reel Life (Ustinov, Bath and St. James Theatre), Dark Tourism (Park Theatre), The Autumn Garden, On Approval, St Johns Night, Mother Adam, All I Want for Christmas (all Jermyn Street Theatre).
Michael Conley is a lyricist and librettist whose credits include the English adaptation of Vidal & Salvia’s The Prince and the Pauper and Matches which was presented as part of The New York Theatre Barn’s 2016 New Works Series.
Directed by Adam Lenson, further creative team and cast are yet to be announced.