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GBM Productions Limited presents the world premiere of Too Close To The Sun, a dramatic new musical of a fictional account of the last year in the life of Ernest Hemingway. Author and Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway, battling the rigours old age, takes solace in the company of his young secretary. His wife, tolerating this liaison so as not to lose him, is aware that the secretary has a secret agenda - to become wife number five and inherit his estate. The arrival of Rex, an old school friend, adds a further complication, as he tries to secure the film rights to the life of the notorious writer. With bribery, lies and manipulation, Rex plays a dangerous game to achieve his goal, but in this suggested account of events leading to Hemingway's death, can there be any winners? Based on a play by Ron Read, the musical features music by John Robinson, lyrics by Robinson and Roberto Trippini, and a libretto by Trippini. Orchestrations will be by Conor Mitchell.

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