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Jerry Springer: The Opera (2005)

A TV presentation of the successful London stage show. A fully operatic production very loosely based on the 'Jerry Springer' TV show.


Peter Orton


Richard Thomas (book), Stewart Lee (book)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Jerry Springer
David Bedella ... Warm-up Man / Satan
Leon Craig Leon Craig ... Montel / Jesus
Carrie Ellis Carrie Ellis ... Peaches / Baby Jane
Alison Jiear Alison Jiear ... Shawntel / Eve
Christopher Key Christopher Key ... Chucky / Adam
Benjamin Lake Benjamin Lake ... Dwight / God
Ryan Molloy Ryan Molloy ... Tremont / Angel Gabriel
Claire Platt Claire Platt ... Zandra / Irene / Mary
Guy Porritt Guy Porritt ... Steve
Annabelle Williams Annabelle Williams ... Andrea / Archangel Michael
Adriano Agostino Adriano Agostino ... Ensemble
Richard Alliston Richard Alliston ... Ensemble
Edward Baruwa Edward Baruwa ... Ensemble
Dale Branston ... Ensemble


'Jerry Springer-The Opera' tells the story of a day in the job of world famous talk-show host, Jerry Springer. Jerry has to sort out a number of guests problems; including a man who wants to dress up as a baby, a man with 3 lovers (one of them a transexual) and a fat woman who wants to be a pole dancer. However, on this particular day, something out of the ordinary will happen... Written by spyk_

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Jerry Springer is about to have the worst day of his career.


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Release Date:

8 January 2005 (UK) See more »


Box Office


£200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The BBC received over 50,000 complaints about the screening of this show (most of them before it aired), making it the most complained about TV broadcast in British television history. See more »


Jerry Springer: [lies proped up against Steve, dying of a bullet wound] I've been shot. I'm confused. Why would I get shot?
Ensemble: [sings] Please don't die, Jerry.
Jerry Springer: You shot me in the chest! Why would you shoot me in the chest after everything I've achieved?
Ensemble: [sings] Please don't die, Jerry.
Jerry Springer: Accidently shot by a man in a diaper, trying to kill a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Not exactly the epitaph I was hoping for. Still, it might look good in Latin...
Ensemble: [sings] Who will speak for us?
Jerry Springer: What do you mean?
Ensemble: [sings] When you are ...
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An musically stunning piece of satirical humour and philosophy
3 April 2005 | by TR_WolfSee all my reviews

I'm not here to tell you the plot, but this show (which I have also seen Live in London) is absolutely wonderful! Of course it's obscene and distasteful in parts, but that is because it's subject matter is the Jerry Springer Show.

As a musical this show has a wonderful storyline, some great characters, some outstanding actors (such as David Bedella as Satan, and Alison Jiear as Shawntel are both amazing actors with stunning voices and vocal ranges), the music and songs themselves are sublime, with some very inventive lyrics and stylings. Also the set is simple yet wonderfully equipped and working.

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