New Musical Play HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR Set for Run at London Theatre Workshop
HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR is a brand new sophisticated musical play set in the White House during the 1960s - a time of the Cold War, civil rights, protest movements, social and class unrest and the evolving musical revolution.
Behind closed doors the Irish Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, and his long-suffering and much-admired wife, Jackie Kennedy, face turmoil. The eyes and hopes of the Western world are upon them. Plans are being made for the President's momentous visit back to his roots to his great-great grandfather's sleepy Irish home town. In the Kennedy household, Maria, a young, distantly related Irish relative shows up and taken on trust becomes a fly on the wall.
The First Lady juggles her young family's needs with her new-found position, but life is more like a burnt Thanksgiving pie than a bowl of cherries. Hanging over them is the terrifying threat of nuclear war with the Russians and it doesn't help that the sex obsessed President is playing away from home. Problems simmer and become steamier when America's glamorous blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, seeks the President's attentions, but her fragile frame of mind proves challenging. Unless Marilyn gets what she wants, she could cause a catastrophe in his personal and public life at an incredibly dangerous point.
The exciting musical score reflects the highly charged era of changing social, sexual and musical attitudes with a variety of styles from light classical to boogie, modern jazz and swing from the 1950s and folk of the 1960s.
Running at London Theatre Workshop from 30th January - 24th February 2018
Address: London Theatre Workshop, 88 Gracechurch Street (next door to the New Moon Pub), Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 0DN
Tickets: £15 Concessions: £12
Online Box Office: http://londontheatreworkshop.co.uk/hot-lips-and-cold-war/
Preview dates: Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January
Performances: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (no performances on Mondays)
Matinée: Saturday 10th February at 3:00 p.m.
Running time: 2 hours
Production photographs: Jamie Scott-Smith