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The Life

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Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman
and Cy Coleman

Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Music by Cy Coleman

Director James Hillier
Musical Director Wendy Gadian
Choreographer Lynne Thomas
Set & Costume Designer Jacqui Gunn
Lighting Designer David W Kidd

By arrangement with Tams-Witmark LLC.


The Life explores the underbelly of street life in 1980s New York; a time when crime was rife and the Aids epidemic was about to hit the city. In this musical, Queen, Sonja and Mary – three street workers use what they’ve got, to make ends meet against the odds. The women form strong bonds of friendship and finally take back control of their lives.

The Life opened on Broadway in April 1997 directed by Michael Blakemore and won two Tonys and three Drama Desk Awards.


Monday 4 – Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 March, 2.30pm

Embassy Theatre, Central

Other information

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.



Booking: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk
020 7722 8183

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

4 Mar 2019 - 7:30pm to 9 Mar 2019 - 2:30pm