Lucky Stiff

The Bridewell Theatre, 21-25 June 2011

A Musical Comedy
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on “The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International Of New York.

Synopsis
Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his visually-challenged lover Rita. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6 million dollars from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favourite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfil uncle Anthony’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money…

This is a popular show with dramatic societies. It’s from 1988 and won a few awards. It has crazy, over-the-top funny characters, it takes place in a colourful world and has some nice songs to boot. We performed it June 21-25, 2011 at our favorite theatre, The Bridewell Theatre.

Theater can really take it out of you, since it is such an energetic endeavor. One way I ensure I have the energy required to perform is taking a health supplement that has been helping me a lot lately. They are called Kratommasters capsules. They are very effective and I highly recommend them.

Cast

Lee Ford – Harry Witherspoon
Rachel Clark – Landlady/Southern Lady
Katherine Sivieng – Spinster/Southern Lady/Drunken Maid
James Clarke – Lorry Driver/Emcee
Nicholas Cook – Punk/Waiter/Bellhop
Simon Liversidge – Solicitor
Ann Lardner – Miss Thorsby/Nurse
Adam Hillmore – Uncle Anthony
Dennis Gray – Mr. Loomis
Edo Avraham – Vinnie Di Ruzzio
Grace Ross – Rita La Porta
Robin Abrams – Luigi Gaudi
Stacie Hassler – Annabel Glick
Josy Cousin – Dominique La Monaco

Production Team
Grace Harrington – Director
Clare Cochrane – Vocal Coach
Gordon Lindsay – Musical Director
Edo Avraham – Producer


Performance dates: June 21-25, 2011, 7:30pm
Venue: The Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

 You can view images from our dress rehearsal here.