By Ricky Simmonds & Simon Vaughan


Francesca Moody Productions and Thomas S. Barnes

Developed by Wishful Thinking Musicals with Richard Buckton and Charli Eglinton

“I am the Jesus Christ of politics.”

It’s time to set the record straight. Please welcome to the stage the former cruise ship crooner turned multi billionaire and Italian Prime Minister… the much maligned, misunderstood, humble man of the people Silvio Berlusconi!

A hilarious, naughty, noisy expose of the original perma-tanned media mogul and populist politician told through the eyes of the formidable women ready to share their side of the story and break the veneer of that million lira smile. As Silvio tries to enshrine his legacy by writing the opera of his life, his detractors are closing in…

From the Olivier Award-winning producers of Fleabag and Baby ReindeerBERLUSCONI is Evita on acid; a modern-day cautionary tale, an urgent and prescient story about a brand of political leadership that has become all too familiar. With soaring melodies and driving beats, this outrageous new musical assembles an award-winning team to tell the astonishing, outlandish, almost true story of one of the world’s most charismatic, charming and morally bankrupt political leaders.

Written by Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan, based on an original idea by Alan Hayling.

Developed by Wishful Thinking Musicals with Richard Buckton and Charli Eglinton.

Creative Team & Cast

Story, Music & Lyrics Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan
Director James Grieve
Choreographer Rebecca Howell
Set & Costume Designer Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer Dan Samson
Video Designer Stanley Orwin-Fraser for Duncan McLean Projection
Musical Supervisor, Orchestration & Arrangements Paul Schofield
Musical Director & Vocal Arrangements Jordan Li-Smith
Music Production, Orchestration & Arrangements Lewis Andrews
Original Vocal Score & Vocal Arrangements David White
Associate Musical Director Math Roberts
Music Copyist John Reddel
Additional Story, Music & Lyrics Richard Buckton
Additional Music Production Charli Eglington
Assistant Director Anna Hampton
Casting Director Will Burton CDG
Assistant to Simon Vaughan Lola Rawding

Production Manager Jack Boissieux
Company Stage Manager Marina Dunford
Deputy Stage Manager Diane Norburn
Technical Stage Manager Laura Dewhirst
Assistant Stage Manager & Camera Op Bella Kelaidi
Sound No. 1 Katie Long
Costume Supervisor Alexandra Stewart

Producer Francesca Moody Productions
Executive Producer Francesca Moody
Associate Producer Grace Dickson
Production Assistant Elly Roberts
Co-Producer Thomas S. Barnes
Associate Producer Alex Cooke
Associate Producer/Based on Idea By Alan Hayling

The Judge McCallam Connell
Luigi John Conroy
Mama Rosa Susan Fay
Fama Jenny Fitzpatrick
Veronica Emma Hatton
Bella Natalie Kassanga
Silvio Berlusconi Sebastien Torkia
Ilda Sally Ann Triplett
Vladimir Putin Gavin Wilkinson
Antonio Matthew Woodyat