Opened 21 January 2008, Closed 16 February 2008 at the Apollo Theatre London
Revealing the secrets of the most powerful men in America. An Audience with the Mafia in London is a one-man stage show which has already played sell-out performances in both Europe and the USA
A non-stop rollercoaster ride from the birth of the American Mafia a century ago, through prohibition and the Mafia Wars of the 'Roaring Twenties' - featuring the Jews who built Las Vegas and the true story of Frank Sinatra and the Mob. Meet legendary gangsters - Al Capone, 'Lucky' Luciano, Meyer Lansky, 'Bugsy' Siegel and 'Dutch' Schultz. PLEASE NOTE: Suitable for ages 15 and above.
"Maybe I should have listened to the publicist who put the frighteners on me when I said I would be reviewing this show about the history of the American mafia. 'It's not really theatre,' she insisted. Too right, it's not. 'It's more of a lecture,' she said. Wrong. A lecture suggests some modicum of authority, not two hours spent in the company of someone who calls himself the Mercy Man and whose idea of research appears to be an afternoon watching reruns on the History Channel. He shows absolutely no mercy for the English language. His stresses and pronunciation are so murderous, it's as if he is conducting a personal vendetta against the spoken word. If the script, a stupendously dull mismatch of gore, conspiracy and high romanticism, is delivered with all the animation of the speaking clock, the Mercy Man's arms make up for it. They are like demented windmills" The Guardian
An Audience With the Mafia in London at the Apollo Theatre opened on 21 January 2008 and closed on 16 February 2008.