Bel-Ami the musical previews at Watermans Theatre from 5th February before transferring to Charing Cross Theatre from 19th February.
Disillusioned former soldier George Dury joins the ranks of his friend’s newspaper, working his way up to become editor of the celebrity gossip column ‘Bel-Ami’. Manipulating his way into the highest echelons of British society by charming, seducing and blackmailing those who cross his path, he is rewarded with ever-increasing wealth and prestige. But his ultimate goal will always be power…
Bel-Ami is a fresh take on the classic Guy de Maupassant novel by award-winning composer / lyricist Alex Loveless. A contemporary social satire, featuring phone hacking journalists, corrupt MPs, rapacious oligarchs, and set against the backdrop of a US-led invasion of Iran, Bel-Ami has a Twenty First Century score including dance, rap, RnB and alternative rock. Bel-Ami continues London College of Music’s tradition of developing new musicals and features final year students from its BA Musical Theatre course.
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