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The Superhero - Southwark Playhouse

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE world premiere of a brand new one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse’s Little space. Entitled The Superhero, it runs from June 30 (previews from June 28) to July 22, 2017.

Written by Richy Hughes (Mr Popper’s Penguins), Michael Conley (The Sorrows of Satan) and Joseph Finlay (This Is Also England), and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World), The Superhero includes the Stiles and Drew Prize-winning song Don’t Look Down.

Good afternoon, your honour. I’m Colin Bradley. I’m here today to ask you, your honour, not to let Christine Davis, my ex-wife, move out of the country with Emily Bradley, my daughter.

Colin and Christine split up five years ago. Now Christine is taking their daughter to Los Angeles with her new job, and there’s nothing Colin can do about it. Or is there?

The Superhero asks, how far would you go to see your child?

Casting and further creative details will be announced in due course.

Tickets: Previews (June 28 and 29) – all tickets £12. From June 30: £20, £16 concessions. To book, call the box office on 020 7407 0234 or visit

Times: Monday to Saturday at 8pm, with Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm.

Also at Southwark Playhouse: the UK premiere of the hit Broadway musical The Life (March 25 to April 29); a new production of James Shirley’s tragic masterpiece The Cardinal, starring Stephen Boxer (April 26 to May 27); and the South African political drama The Island (May 31 to June 24, 2017).