Book and lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY
A wacky musical farce about diamonds, dogs, murder and love
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.
Best of all…is the music. The composer, Stephen Flaherty, and his songs, melodic and refreshing, are the real thing
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
DIRECTOR and DESIGNER | 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 | Steven King
MARKETING DESIGNER and PHOTOGRAPHER | Michael Smith
COMMITTEE LIAISON | Steven King
Huge congratulations must go to the whole production team for putting on a fabulous show. This show is a MUST to see and would recommend to anyone.
This show was directed with “big show values” – it had colour, glamour, a powerful orchestra, very clever set design and beautifully contrasting performances.
- Tuesday 18 September 2018 7.30pm
- Wednesday 19 September 2018 7.30pm
- Thursday 20 September 2018 7.30pm
- Friday 21 September 2018 7.30pm
- Saturday 22 September 2018 2.30pm
- Saturday 22 September 2018 7.30pm