Lucky Stiff

Submitted by NewburySpringFe... on May 8, 2019 - 13:41

Venue, Timing and Cost

Corn Exchange, Newbury
Thursday, 23 May 2019
£10, Free for Under 25s
Lucky Stiff

The University of Chichester’s celebrated Musical Theatre Festival Company bring to the Festival this rarely performed musical farce – Lucky Stiff, the first collaboration for the team of Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music).

Lucky Stiff is based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo and is an off-beat, hilarious murder mystery farce – complete with 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 uncle on vacation to glitzy Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his 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 his uncle’s gun-toting ex!

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