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South London's award-winning amateur dramatics society

Performing since 1924.  NODA affiliated


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Lucky Stiff

will be our next musical production at Bob Hope Theatre April 2019.  


Director: Scott James

Ass Director: Will Hawkes

Choreographer: Sally Smith


First rehearsal will be on 5th November at Burnt Ash Methodist Church.  Auditions will be in early November 2018.  Follow our facebook page for the latest information.



Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, 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 a vacation to 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!


Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of zany characters and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer.


EMP poster Lucky Stiff

Harry Witherspoon

A shy, sweet-natured, and insecure shoe salesman from England. He feels incapable of taking risks and tries to change that all with a very special trip. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Annabel Glick

A no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. She is a proactive citizen with an attentive and aggressive personality, and becomes the unexpected love interest of Harry Witherspoon. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F#3


Rita La Porta

Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight. Impulsive, erratic, and very insecure. Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: F#3


Vinnie Diruzzio

Rita's mild-mannered brother who is dragged into her mess. He is an optometrist with predictably conservative tendencies.

Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A#2


Luigi Gaudi

Luigi is a mysterious, boisterous Italian who wears a beard and an eye patch. Tony is Rita's lover from New Jersey.

Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2


The Body Of Tony Hendon

The body of a man believed to be "Uncle Anthony," who Harry brings with him on a very special trip. Doubles as Commuter on Train. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60



"2 men and 2 women.

MAN 1 (Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan),

MAN 2 (Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Stationmaster's Voice, Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper),

WOMAN 1 (Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady #1, Dancing Portrait, Drunken Maid),

WOMAN 2 (Spinster, Southern Lady #2, Dancing Roulette Wheel, Dominique du Monaco)"