Wilton's revives How to Succeed in Business..., Cast announced

08 Feb
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Daniel Radcliffe recently starred in a major New York revival of this Broadway musical comedy classic. Who will take on role of the ad exec trying to get ahead in this new London production at Wilton's Music Hall in April?

Wilton's Music Hall has announced a revival of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opening for a limited run from 8 to 22 April 2017. The amusing tale, which first debuted on Broadway in 1961, charts the journey of J Pierrepont Finch as he joins the World Wide Wicket Company, climbing his way to the top in New York City, 1950.

All Finch wants is to be more successful, to get ahead, to change the world for the better – is that really so difficult? Luckily Finch has a copy of the book ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’, teaching him everything he needs to know about the science of success. This anarchic, musical romp is jam-packed with sharp humour and has its tongue placed firmly in its cheek as it follows Finch’s rise from lowly window cleaner to Chairman of the board.

Wilton’s Music Hall provides the perfect backdrop for this long-awaited revival where business and pleasure collide in the most uproarious of ways. Boasting an addictive score by Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser, this Pulitzer Prize-winning show includes famous numbers such as I Believe In You, Brotherhood of Man and Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm

Marc Pickering (Les Misérables, Calendar Girls, Sleepy Hollow) will lead the production playing the aspiring and playful businessman J Pierrepont Finch with Hannah Grover playing his love interest Rosemary. Lizziii Hills will play the big boss’s secret mistress Hedy LaRue while Geri Allen will play Rosemary’s best friend Smitty. There will be further cast announcements in the coming weeks.

This classic Broadway musical production will be directed by Benji Sperring, whose recent London hits include Toxic Avenger and Shock Treatment. It's presented by Nicholas Thompson Productions and Tarquin Productions  in association with the King's Head Theatre.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying has a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. It's based on the book by Shepherd Mead and was originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H Martin in association with Frank Productions. It's performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.