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LUCKY STIFF heads to The Landor Theatre for a four week run from 1st February

Almost-normal in association with The Landor Theatre present


Book & Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY

Based on “The Man Who Broke The Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth

First produced by Playwrights Horizons Inc. off-Broadway in 1988. Winner of the 1988 Richard Rodgers Production Award Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York



If you enjoyed Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime at The Landor Theatre in September, you may be interested in seeing the show that started it all. In 1988 Ahrens and Flaherty exploded onto the musical theatre scene with Lucky Stiff, a classic musical farce, complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million dollars in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.


The story revolves around Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered, Atlantic City casino managing, Uncle Tony on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, he will inherit $6,000,000 but if he doesn’t the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn...or perhaps it will go to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner...? ...but what’s the hen-pecked optometrist from New Jersey doing in the South of France... or the Arab...or the Italian? Definitely, Something Funny’s Going On!


The original off-Broadway production garnered the following praise:
“A much needed antidote to the gloom and gargantuan extravagance of so much of our current musical theatre...” Frank Rich, New York Times
“Delicious zany throwback...” Marilyn Stasio, New York Post
“Lucky Stiff gives a new lease on life to the musical farce...” Peter Wynne, Bergen Record “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


CAST & CREATIVES
Producers: Almost-normal Ltd & Theatrica Ltd
Director: Rob McWhir (Director, Ragtime, The Landor Theatre)
Musical Director: Nick House (Musical Director, The Wedding Singer, Bernie Grant Centre) 
Choreographer: James Houlbrooke (Enoch Snow Jnr, Carousel, The Landor Theatre)
Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill (Lighting Designer, The Wedding Singer, Bernie Grant Centre) 
Cast: To Be Announced


LISTINGS INFORMATION
Wednesday 1st to Saturday 25th February 2012
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday evenings: 7:30pm /Friday evenings: 7:00pm Saturday & Sunday matinees: 3:00pm
Previews: Wednesday & Thursday 1st & 2nd February 2012 (£10
only available via the Box Office) Shows: Saturday 4th to Saturday 25th February 2012 (£18)
The Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
Box Office 020 7737 7276
Book online at www.landortheatre.co.uk 

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