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SJC Productions presents Satan Sings Mostly Sondheim, a new comedy with some music, written and directed by Adam Long, at the Jermyn Street Theatre, a 70-seat Off West End venue in Piccadilly, from 11 to 29 March 2014.
Cast includes Mark Caven and Adam Long.
Everyone knows of Satan 'The Dark Lord', but Satan Sings Mostly Sondheim tells the story of Satan the multi-talented, award-winning singer/dancer/actor who came to Earth in the early 1960s because he was very excited about what was happening in the world of musical theatre. It is a chronicle of Satan's desperate attempt to secure the rights to Sondheim's music for a one-night musical extravaganza at the London Palladium. With the help of his New York manager, Robert Schifrin, Satan attempts to sing, dance and schmooze his way into Sondheim's heart - a difficult task, as Sondheim is sceptical of having his name associated with Satan.
Co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Adam Long co-wrote and directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), which enjoyed a nine-year run in the West End. Long's other London stage shows include Dickens Abridged at the Arts Theatre, Dickens Unplugged at The Comedy Theatre and The Complete History of America (abridged) at the Criterion Theatre.
The producers have stressed that the show contains no music by Stephen Sondheim and is not endorsed by Stephen Sondheim or anyone who knows him.