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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert, Based on the novel by Shepherd Mead
12 MAY - 17 JUN 2023

Ticket Prices:
£35 | £28 Concessions | £16 Previews

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a comic gem that took Broadway by storm in 1961, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. It was revived twice on Broadway in acclaimed productions starring Matthew Broderick and Daniel Radcliffe.

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, it follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man”, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. This brand new production is brought to you by the team behind last year’s Anyone Can Whistle and promises to be a bold and inventive new staging for a modern day audience, with all the charm of the original.

Featuring Michelle Visage (‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’) as the voice of ‘The Book’.

Cast includes Olivier Award winning Tracie Bennett (Follies, Hangmen, Mame, Coronation Street).

Originally presented by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin in association with Frank Productions.

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Reviews

★★★★★ West End Best Friend 
★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review 
★★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls 
★★★★★ Theatre and Tonic 
★★★★ (4.5)  The Reviews Hub 

★★★★★A relentlessly relevant and entertaining evening of musical theatre magic. You will laugh until it hurts, until it becomes a serious medical emergency, and still thank the cast.” Musical Theatre Review

★★★★★ A masterclass in reworking a classic for the modern day.” West End Best Friend

★★★★★Absolute masterclass” Theatre and Tonic

Details

Venue: Borough SE1

Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Tue & Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 2 hours 40 mins including interval.

No re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

The Company

Annie Aitken
HEDY LARUE
Tracie Bennett
J.B. BIGGLEY
Taylor Bradshaw
MR. BERT BRATT
Allie Daniel
ROSEMARY PILKINGTON
Gabrielle Friedman
J. PIERREPONT FINCH
Elliot Gooch
BUD FRUMP
Grace Kanyamibwa
MISS JONES
Danny Lane
MR. TWIMBLE/MR. WALLY WOMPER
Milo McCarthy
MR. MILTON GATCH
Verity Power
SMITTY
Michelle Visage
VOICE OF “THE BOOK”
Georgie Rankcom
DIRECTOR
Alexzandra Sarmiento
CHOREOGRAPHER
Natalie Pound
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Sophia Pardon
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Lucía Sánchez Roldán
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Joshua Robins
SOUND DESIGNER
Stuart Morley
ORCHESTRATOR
Waverley Moran
STAGE MANAGER
Misha Mah
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Peter Noden
CASTING DIRECTOR
Jodee Conrad
PRODUCER/GENERAL MANAGER

Production Photos

Production photos by Pamela Raith

Audience Reactions

“Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – Performed by Allie Daniel

Book Tickets

Group Booking

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Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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