Hot Lips and Cold War

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Musicals - Shows

A new musical play by Lizzie Freeborn is set in the White House during the 1960s with President, John F. Kennedy and his long-suffering and much-admired wife, Jackie Kennedy, facing turmoil.
Hot Lips and Cold War at London Theatre Workshop

Photo by Jamie Scott-Smith

Running at London Theatre Workshop until 24 February, brand new musical Hot Lips And Cold War is set in the White House during the 1960s - a time of the Cold War, civil rights, protest movements, social and class unrest and the evolving musical revolution.

Written by Lizzie Freeborn and directed by Tim McArthur, the production is an unusual filmic inspired interpretation of one of the most fascinating love stories in history is set to captivate audiences.

President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe return to the White House in style!


Behind closed doors the Irish Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, and his long-suffering and much admired wife, Jackie Kennedy, face turmoil.

The eyes and hopes of the Western world are upon them.

Plans are being made for the President's momentous visit back to his roots to his great-great grandfather's sleepy Irish home town.

In the Kennedy household, Maria, a young, distantly related Irish relative shows up and taken on trust becomes a fly on the wall …

The First Lady juggles her young family's needs with her new found position but life is more like a burnt Thanksgiving pie than a bowl of cherries.

Hanging over them is the terrifying threat of nuclear war with the Russians and it doesn't help that the sex obsessed President is playing away from home.

Problems simmer and become steamier when America's glamorous blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, seeks the President's attentions, but her fragile frame of mind proves challenging.

Unless Marilyn gets what she wants, she could cause a catastrophe in his personal and public life at an incredibly dangerous point.


Freya Tilly

Jamal Franklin

Adam Small

Marcia Sommerford

Robert Oliver

Florence Odumosu

Ashley Knight

Sylvie Briggs

Lewis Rae


Author: Lizzie Freeborn
Director: Tim McArthur
Musical direction: Oli Rew; musical arrangements by Simon Holt


London Theatre Workshop
88 Gracechurch Street


From: Tuesday 30 January 2018

Closed: Saturday 24 February 2018


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12


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