LUCKY STIFF
Book and lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY

BRIDEWELL THEATRE | 18-22 September 2018


From the writers of Ragtime, Once On This Island, A Man of No Importance and Anastasia, comes this wacky musical farce about diamonds, dogs, murder and love.

Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million-dollars-worth of diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming shoe salesman from East Grinstead who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit six million bucks. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.

Tony Award winning writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1988 when it won the Richard Rodgers Award and Washington's Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical. It made its professional UK debut believe it or not at the Bridewell Theatre(!) in 1997 and more recently was staged at the Union Theatre (2017).

“This is a real giggle and guffaw show, long on craziness, full of fun, demanding nothing more than that you have a good time. And you will.”
Gloria Cole, United Press International

“Best of all…is the music. The composer, Stephen Flaherty, and his songs, melodic and refreshing, are the real thing.”
Edith Oliver, The New Yorker


CAST

ANNABEL | Penny Rodie
HARRY | Jonathan Scott
RITA | Deborah Lean
VINNIE | Daniel Paul
LUIGI | Stephen Beeny
DOMINIQUE | Lani Calvert
TONY HENDON | Angus Jacobs
MAN | Peter Shimmin, Joseph Dickens
WOMAN | Lois Dollemore, Rebecca Chisholm, Karla Lyford


CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR | Roger Harwood
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Tim Nelson
CHOREOGRAPHER | Jane Saunders
PRODUCER | Clare Harding
STAGE MANAGER | Emma Taylor
SET DESIGNER | Andrew Laidlaw
SOUND DESIGNER | Adam Coppard
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Ben Pickersgill
COMMITTEE LIAISON | Steve King



LUCKY STIFF
Book and lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY

Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

18-22 September 2018
Evenings at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Ticket price: £17 (concessions £14.50) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances.

A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for the usual price of £19 (£16.50). Premium Tickets guarantee you a seat in the best rows in the house. Note they are unreserved within the premium block.

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GALA PERFORMANCE | Friday 21 September 

Ticket price £21 (concessions £18.50). Ticket includes a free glass of fizz and a show programme. Premium tickets are available for £23 (concessions £20.50). 


Concessions: Sedos members, children, senior citizens, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

TICKET COLLECTION
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval. 


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Based on The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK






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