Tristan Bates Theatre

The Sorrows of Satan

A Musical Play by Luke Bateman and Michael Conley

Tue 14 Feb - Sat 25 March
Preview Tickets: (Tue 14 - Sun 19 Feb): £14.
Standard Tickets: £20 / £18 Concs.
Groups: £16 tickets for bookings of 8+ in a single transaction (bookable over the phone or in person).


A hell of a comedy about a devil of a musical.

This sizzling new show is filled with the classic combination of music, mirth and murder. Inspired by Marie Corelli’s scorching bestseller, The Sorrows of Satan reimagines Faust as a drawing-room comedy.

In 1920s London, a down-on-his luck playwright accepts an offer of a luxurious reading of his new musical play. When he meets his benefactor it becomes apparent that the only way to get the show on is by adding bouncy tunes, bawdy jokes and cutting the boring, meaningful bits. After all audiences don't want art, they want entertainment. Don't they?

Will the playwright decide to hold on to his artistic integrity (for what it’s worth) or sell out for the promise of fame, money and the love of his leading lady?

The Sorrows of Satan is a hot new musical play written by Luke Bateman (Mr Popper's Penguins, The Little Beasts) & Michael Conley (The Little Beasts, The Superhero). Directed by Adam Lenson (Songs For A New World, See What I Wanna See)



★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Wickedly clever & dripping with wit"  Musical Theatre Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The songs pop and fizz with wit and humour." BroadwayWorld 

★ ★ ★ ★ "It's wonderful to encounter a new British musical that completely succeeds on its own terms" WhatsOnStage

★ ★ ★ ★ "Dialogue quick as a cheetah, sharp as a knife and clever as a Wilde comedy" Broadway Baby

★ ★ ★ ★ "Hits all the right notes" The Stage (on Mr Popper's Penguins, music by Luke Bateman)

"A bouncy, upbeat and thoroughly hummable score by Luke Bateman.” The New York Times (on Mr Popper's Penguins)

★ ★ ★ ★ "Adam Lenson’s riveting new production is both sensationally sung and thrillingly acted." The Stage (on Songs for a New World, directed by Adam Lenson)

★ ★ ★ ★ "Cleverly directed by Adam Lenson." Whatsonstage (on Songs for a New World)  



Amiel Stefan Bednarczyk
'The Woman' Claire-Marie Hall
Lucio Dale Rapley
Geoffrey Simon Willmont 



Director Adam Lenson
Producer Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions