Lucky Stiff tells the story of Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming shoe salesman from East Grinstead, who inherits six million dollars from his recently deceased American Uncle.

The only problem? Harry has to fulfil the terms of his Uncle’s will to the letter, and as this involves taking his Uncle’s dead body on a holiday to Monte Carlo in a wheelchair, things aren’t going to go well…

To make things worse he is pursued to Monte Carlo by a representative of the Brooklyn Dog’s Home, his Uncle’s favourite charity, who stand to get the money if Harry doesn’t fulfil the terms of the will exactly.

Add his Uncle’s myopic gun-toting ex-girlfriend, scenic train rides, smoky nightclubs, mysterious strangers, mistaken identities and a lot of dogs into the mix, and Lucky Stiff promises to be an evening of fantastic and witty songs in this hilarious musical theatre murder-mystery farce from The Gallery Players!


Based on the motion picture ‘The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo’ by Michael Butterworth.


An amateur production from The Gallery Players.

First Produced by Playwrights Horizons, Inc. Off-Broadway in 1988

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.


29th October – 3rd November

The Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich


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