The Life

Run Time:
2 hours and 50 minutes
Opened: April 12, 2017
Closing: April 29, 2017

The Life - 2017 - West End History , Info & More

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, United Kingdom London

You’re not in Kansas anymore...

A thrilling expose of the darker side of 1980's New York, The Life is a defiant and heartfelt musical lament for the old Times Square. A world of pimps and prostitutes, innocents and opportunists, it's a gutsy and gritty joyride filled with both pathos and fun.

Queen and Fleetwood are just trying to get by. New York has hit a moral rock bottom, and opportunity is becoming a scarcity. Queen is now selling herself to anyone with cash in Times Square, while Fleetwood is spending that cash on his nightly fix. Such is a regular story for those in The Life – just ask Sonja, whose market value as a hooker is depleting. It seems that nothing ever improves for those in The Life, but when a mysteriously innocent farm girl named Mary shows up, and Memphis and Joio, the biggest players in town, offer to help Queen out, will things start looking up?

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