Lucky Stiff will be the next presentation by Neglected Musicals. Directed by Neil Gooding and Musical Direction by Isaac Hayward, Lucky Stiff is based on the 1983 novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.
Lucky Stiff is a zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.
The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently-murdered Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner!
First produced at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway (Richard Rodgers Award) the show later went on to win Washington's Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical.
“Lucky Stiff is a fun, light-hearted musical farce written by Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote Ragtime, Seussical and My Favorite Year. It is funny and irreverent, and will be an incredible joy. It is the musical theatre equivalent of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ – featuring some fantastic songs by one of Broadway's most prominent writing partnerships and provides actors with caricatures that they can really sink their teeth into” said Director Neil Gooding.
Starring: Lucy Maunder, Luke Joslin, Margi de Ferranti, Garry Scale, Trevor Ashley, Josie Lane, Gael Ballantyne, Matt Young & Jay James-Moody
Lucky Stiff will play at The Darlinghust Theatre on Monday 29th October at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $35 and on sale now: http://sa2.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=100538834&presenter=AUDTC&venue=&event=%20