TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, a dramatic new musical of a fictional account of the last year in the life of Ernest Hemingway, has its World Premiere in London’s West End this summer, opening at THE COMEDY THEATRE on Thursday 16 July for a strictly limited 8 week season (Press night: Friday 24 July).
Author and Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway, battling the rigours old age, takes solace in the company of his young secretary. His wife, tolerating this liaison so as not to lose him, is aware that the secretary has a secret agenda – to become wife number five and inherit his estate.
The arrival of Rex, an old school friend, adds a further complication, as he tries to secure the film rights to the life of the notorious writer. With bribery, lies and manipulation, Rex plays a dangerous game to achieve his goal, but in this suggested account of events leading to Hemingway’s death, can there be any winners?
Too Close To The Sun: Orchestration by Conor Mitchell, Music by John Robinson, Lyrics by John Robinson and Roberto Trippini, Libretto by Roberto Trippini based on a play by Ron Read. Cast and director to be announced.
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