Kiss of the Spider Woman: the Musical



Lyrics by FRED EBB

Dark reality meets Hollywood fantasy in a South American prison cell

23-27 November 2011

From the team that brought you Sedos’s highly acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd comes Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical, the multiple Tony Award winning show by Kander and Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) and Terrence McNally (Ragtime, The Full Monty) based on Manuel Puig’s groundbreaking novel.

A powerful multi-dimensional story which explores the complex relationship between two very different men forced to share an Argentinean prison cell in the 1970’s: Molina, a gay window dresser and Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary.

Molina escapes the horrors of prison life by recalling his favourite movie sequences, all featuring his screen goddess, Aurora. But there is one role she plays that terrifies him - the Spider Woman, whose kiss brings death. She continually stalks the prison in Molina’s psyche, weaving her web ever closer.

Gradually Valentin is drawn into Molina’s movie world and out of this most unlikely of pairings, something extraordinary happens…

Terrence McNally’s compelling adaptation is wonderfully complemented by Kander and Ebb’s exciting score and lyrics, complete with Latin American inspired motifs and pulsating rhythms, strong ensemble numbers and heart-breaking ballads.

Don’t miss this exciting and seldom produced masterpiece!


MOLINA | David Walker Smith
VALENTIN | Andrew Overin
MOTHER | Susan Booth
MARTA | Alex Oliver
GABRIEL | Pip Deppeler
WARDEN | Stephen Beeny
MARCOS | Mark Londesborough
ESTEBAN | Mark Macey


James Franey
Tim Garrad
Trevor Harvey
Andy MacPherson
Anthony Newell
Ben Smith
Marc Theron
Chris Warner


DIRECTORS | Roger Harwood and Dawn Harrison-Wallace
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | David Griffiths
CHOREOGRAPHY | Jane Saunders

Sedos is generally, and I would say correctly, regarded as the best amateur theatre company in London… And so I had high expectations of the opening night… In short, it's fantastic… kudos to Sedos for an unconventional selection which has been pulled off in (their now trademark) style…

Kiss of the Spider Woman: the Musical, 2010, Remote Goat

Bridewell Theatre

  • Tuesday 23 November 2010 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 November 2010 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25 November 2010 7.30pm
  • Friday 26 November 2010 7.30pm
  • Saturday 27 November 2010 2.30pm
  • Saturday 27 November 2010 7.30pm