News: The Superhero to premiere in Southwark Playhouse

News: The Superhero to premiere in Southwark Playhouse

The world premiere of a brand new one-man musical, The Superhero, will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse’s Little space.

Written by Richy Hughes, Joseph Finlay and Michael Conley and directed by Adam Lenson, The Superhero plays from 28 June – 22 July 2017 at Southwark Playhouse with a press night on 30 June.

“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 Drew Prize-winning song, The 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?

Casting and further creative details are to be announced.


The Superhero plays its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse on 28 June – 22 July 2017. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website.