Book, Music and Lyrics by Alex Loveless

A contemporary adaptation of the novel by Guy de Maupassant.

London, 2014:

Disillusioned former soldier George Dury joins the ranks of his friend’s newspaper, working his way up to become editor of the celebrity gossip column ‘Bel-Ami’. Manipulating his way into the highest echelons of British society by charming, seducing and blackmailing those who cross his path, he is rewarded with ever-increasing wealth and prestige. But his ultimate goal will always be power…

Bel-Ami is a fresh take on the classic Guy de Maupassant novel by award-winning composer / lyricist Alex Loveless. A contemporary social satire, featuring phone hacking journalists, corrupt MPs, rapacious oligarchs, and set against the backdrop of a US-led invasion of Iran, Bel-Ami has a Twenty First Century score including dance, rap, RnB and alternative rock.

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