Lucky Stiff returns to London for a run at the Union Theatre

05 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Lucky Stiff comes to the Union Theatre this September...

LUCKY STIFF is back in London and it's coming to the Union Theatre this September! The 1988 show about a shoe salesman trying to gain the inheritance of his late uncle will play for a month and the full cast has now been announced, led by JUDY! star Tom Elliot Reade... 

"Shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon is stuck in a rut until, one day, he discovers he is to inherit his uncle's fortune; but, there is a catch. To claim the inheritance Harry has to take his uncle's body around the French Rivera for one last adventure! Chasing him for the same fortune are a dog lover from Brooklyn, a short-sighted Mafia Boss' wife, and an optometrist.

Add to that a host of other zany character and you've got the recipe for a mad cap evening. Lucky Stiff is the first musical from the Tony Award winning team of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the writers of RAGTIME, SEUSSICAL, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and, currently on Broadway, ANASTASIA.

Based on the book The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth it was first performed at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway in 1988, and won the Richard Rodgers Award for that year."

The show will run from 27th September - 21st October 2017


Tom Elliot Reade as Harry Witherspoon
Natasha Hoeberigs as Annabel Glick
Natalie Moore-Williams as Rita La Porter
Tom Keeling as Vincent Di Ruzzio
Jonathan Leinmuller as Luigi Gaudi
Ian Mccurrach as Tony Hendon
Lydia Marcazzo as Dominique Du Monaco
Elizabeth Bright, Beth Clarence, Tom Mann, Blake Patrick Anderson & Daniel Urch