10 to 4 Productions is delighted to announce that Lizzy Connolly (The Windsors TV/Sweet Charity at The Donmar) has been cast the role of Rebecca in the world premiere of Indecent Proposal at Southwark Playhouse this October. Lizzy will be joining Norman Bowman as Jonny; (42nd Street Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Eugenius! London Palladium; King Lear Royal Exchange Theatre) Jacqui Dankworth as Annie (; Into the Woods, original London cast, Phoenix Theatre; Les Liaisons Dangereuses, RSC and celebrated Jazz recording artist) and Ako Mitchell as the wealthy stranger Larry Harris (The Color Purple Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome; Caroline, or Change Chichester, Hampstead and West End; Guys and Dolls Manchester Royal Exchange). Eve de Leon Allen (recent graduate of Rose Bruford, notable credits include ‘Doctor Who’ and recently ‘REARRANGED’ by the Grad Fest at the Iris Theatre) joins the cast in the supporting role of Heidi.
What would you do for a million dollars?
Atlantic City. 1988: Jonny and Rebecca are very much in love and very much in debt. Jonny’s a struggling singer-songwriter who spends most of his time playing backup for a singer at the Oasis Casino Hotel Resort. Rebecca’s working two jobs as they struggle to make ends meet. But they’re happy and that’s enough. Or is it?
When wealthy stranger Larry Harris arrives in town and offers Rebecca a million dollars to spend a night with him, will the lure of money outweigh their promise of fidelity? Will Rebecca accept Larry’s indecent proposal? Will their marriage survive if she doesn’t? Will their marriage survive if she does?
Inspired by the Jack Engelhard book which sparked a world-wide debate and was later adapted into the 1993 hit film, Indecent Proposal is a chamber musical that stays true to book’s setting of Atlantic City in the 1980s whilst reimagining the work through the lens of the current social and political climate, allowing audiences to consider what they would do in a similar situation, whilst they watch this couple grapple with the fallout from a stranger’s proposition.
Directed by Charlotte Westenra, book and lyrics by Michael Conley with music by Dylan Schlosberg – produced by Neil Marcus for 10 to 4 Productions; this musical brings a story to stage that, over 30 years after the book was published, is perhaps all the more painfully relevant today.
Jonny will be played by Norman Bowman.
Theatre credits include: Kiss Me Kate (Lyric Belfast), 42nd Street (Drury Lane), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), King Lear (Manchester Royal Exchange), Of Mice & Men (Birmingham Rep), Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival & Park Armoury, New York), Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse), End of The Rainbow (UK No 1 Tour), Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales), Twelfth Night (Donmar/Wyndhams Theatre), High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo), Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Lady Be Good
(Regents Park Open Air Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Guys & Dolls (Donmar/West End), Grease (UK No. 1 Tour), Cats (UK No. 1 Tour), Sunset Boulevard (UK No. 1 Tour), West Side Story (UK No. 1 Tour), Masterclass (UK No. 1 Tour), Pirates of Penzance (UK No. 1 Tours), Les Miserables (West End and UK Tour). TV credits include: Poldark (BBC), The Spanish Princess (Starz), The Hessen Affair (Corsan Films), Mr. 11 (Tiger Aspect), Holby City (BBC), Don’t Look Back (Undercover Productions), Los Dos Bros (Hat-Trick) & The Saint pilot (Castel Film)
Rebecca will be played by Lizzy Connolly.
In the same year Lizzy Connoley graduated from Arts Educational, she landed a standout role in West End show Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Hit West End musicals Mrs Henderson Presents and Vanities The Musical and Once In A Lifetime at the Young Vic followed, and then a star turn as Ellie Goulding in C4s The Windsors. Most recently Lizzy starred in the role of Nickie in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
Larry will be played by Ako Mitchell.
Ako was last year cast in his debut season at the RSC and will be playing roles in Europeana, Peer Gynt, and Blindness and Seeing once the dates are rescheduled.
Theatre includes: The Color Purple (Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome); Caroline, Or Change (Chichester, Hampstead and West End); Guys And Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Wild Party (The Other Place Theatre); Television credits include: Hilda for Netflix; Gameface (Channel 4); Avenue 5 for HBO.
Annie – Jonny’s good friend and fellow casino singer – will be played by Jacqui Dankworth MBE
Notable credits include Into the Woods, (original London cast, Phoenix Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, (RSC). Recent performances have included concerts with the Liverpool Philharmonic, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Jazz Voice with the Guy Barker Big Band, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Big Band, and as guest vocalist on Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night.
Eve de Leon Allen is a recent graduate of Rose Bruford, notable credits include a four episode storyline in ‘Doctor Who’, Sister Act the Musical at the Cocpit theatre and recently they starred in ‘REARRANGED’ by the Grad Fest at the Iris Theatre