The World Premiere of a new musical play by Bateman and Conley

Music | Luke Bateman
Book and Lyrics | Michael Conley


Director | Adam Lenson
Set and Costume Design | Michael Conley
Musical Director | Stefan Bednarczyk
Lighting | Sam Waddington
Sound | Andy Graham
Fight Director | Yarit Dor
Assistant Director | Tessa Kadler
Design Associate | Craig Nom Chong


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


Tristan Bates Theatre, London


14th February - March 25th


The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and based on Marie Corelli’s 1895 controversial bestseller. The new musical play reimagines the story of Faust in the heart of a corrupt 1920s London, where the elite are financially and emotionally bankrupt and one man has a big decision to make.

Pretentiously avant-garde musical playwright Geoffrey Tempest has been kicked out of his accommodations with not a penny to his name. He has one chance to prove himself to the theatrical community: a rehearsed reading of his musical play, The Sorrows of Satan. When his patron, the prodigal Prince Lucio Rimânez, suggests some significant changes, Geoffrey must decide whether 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.


As tight a comedy as I have seen in years
— Broadway World
A hysterical, laugh-out-loud comedy
— Vanity Fair
Wickedly clever and dripping with wit
— Musical Theatre Review
Elegant, funny, thought-provoking entertainment. A real treat.
— Whatsonstage