The Life archiveQueen, a young girl from Savannah, and Fleetwood, a Vietnam vet with a drug habit, are trying to make it in a merciless New York. Queen is forced into part-time prostitution and ?The Life' describes how these two lovers move through this dark world until Queen is helped by her one true friend, an older more experienced hooker, Sonja, to make her escape. On this journey, we meet Memphis, the all-powerful king pimp, the girls he controls, Jojo, the hustler, who makes it all happen, and the fresh-faced Mary, straight off the bus from small town Minnesota, only too eager to embrace 'The Life'.


Music: Cy Coleman
Lyrics: Ira Gasman
Book by(s): David Newman, Ira Gasman, Cy Coleman
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Archive listings for The Life

Work type: Musical.


UK PremiereProducer Amy Anzel. Producer Matt Chisling. Director Michael Blakemore. Design Justin Naardella. Costume Justin Nardella. Choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves. Design Nina Dunn (video). Lighting David Howe. Musical Director Tamara Saringer. Director Anne Vosser (casting director). Performer Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja). Performer Cornell S. John (Memphis). Performer John Addison. Performer David Albury. Performer Jalisa Andrews. Performer Matthew Caputo. Performer Lawrence Carmichael. Performer Omari Douglas. Performer Aisha Jawando. Performer Thomas-Lee Kidd. Performer Charlotte Reavey. Performer Jo Servi. Performer Lucinda Shaw. Performer Johnathan Tweedie. Performer T'Shan Williams. Performer Joanna Woodward.
25 Mar 17 to 29 Apr 17Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L01458206147

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