Tim Johanson Productions presents

The Superhero

by Richy Hughes, Joseph Finlay and Michael Conley.
Based on an original idea by Richy Hughes.

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of this one-man musical, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse’s Little space.

The Superhero, written by Richy Hughes, Joseph Finlay and Michael Conley and directed by Adam Lenson plays from 28 June – 22 July 2017. 

Production includes Stiles and Drew Prize-winning song Don’t Look Down.



‘Good afternoon, your honour. I’m Colin Bradley. I’m here today to ask you, your honour, not to let Christine Davis, my ex-wife, move out of the country with Emily Bradley, my daughter.’


Colin and Christine split up five years ago. Now Christine is taking their daughter to Los Angeles with her new job, and there’s nothing Colin can do about it. Or is there?

Including ‘Don’t Look Down’, the Stiles and Drew Prize-winning song, The Superhero is a new one man musical by Richy Hughes (Mr Popper’s Penguins), Michael Conley (The Sorrows of Satan) and Joseph Finlay (This Is Also England), and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World) that asks, how far would you go to see your child?


Michael Rouse plays Colin Bradley. His theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick), Three Men in a Boat (UK Tour), Carousel (Barbican), Matilda (RSC), Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Dona Rosita: The Spinster (Orange Tree Theatre), The Boy Friend (Regent’s Park Open Air) and Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium). Michael has sung live on BBC Radio 2 and as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonic Orchestras. Film and television credits include Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century Fox) 24: Live Another Day (Fox), Alien Autopsy (Qwerty Films), Mary Queen of Scots (BBC) and The Man Who Knew too Little (Luna Productions).




Wednesday 28 June – Saturday 22 July 2017

Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Tuesday matinees at 3.30pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm


Box Office:


020 7407 0234


Ticket Prices:

Previews on 28, 29 June – all tickets £12
From 30 June: £20, £16 (concessions)




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