In possibly one of the most concise casting announcements in Musical Theatre, Southwark Playhouse have announced Michael Rouse will star in SUPERHERO, which will run 28 June - 22 July with a press night on 30 June. WATCH: Michael singing "You Got Me" from the show...
SUPERHERO is written by Richy Hughes, Joseph Finlay and Michael Conley and directed by Adam Lenson.
"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?
Including ‘Don’t Look Down’, the Stiles and Drewe Prize-winning song, Superhero is a new one man musical 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) that asks, how far would you go to see your child?
Michael Rouse plays Colin Bradley. His theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick), Three Men in a Boat (UK Tour), Carousel (Barbican), Matilda (RSC), Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Dona Rosita: The Spinster (Orange Tree Theatre), The Boy Friend (Regent's Park Open Air) and Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium). Michael has sung live on BBC Radio 2 and as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonic Orchestras. Film and television credits include Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century Fox) 24: Live Another Day (Fox), Alien Autopsy (Qwerty Films), Mary Queen of Scots (BBC) and The Man Who Knew too Little (Luna Productions).
Wednesday 28 June – Saturday 22 July 2017
Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm
See website for full schedule