Nicholas Thompson Productions and Tarquin Productions in association with the King’s Head Theatre are presenting a revival of the classic 1961 Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It will return to London over 50 years after its West End debut when it plays Wilton’s Music Hall from 8th -22nd April with a press night on 11th April
Directed by Benji Speering, the production will star Marc Pickering (Les Misérables, Calendar Girls) as aspiring businessman J. Pierrepont Finch alongside Hannah Grover (Mamma Mia!) as his love interest Rosemary. The cast also includes Lizzii Hills (Toxic Avenger) and Geri Allen (Hansel & Gretel).
With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 satirical bestseller.
The original Broadway production won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. The most recent Broadway revival in 2011 starred Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette who picked up a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.The creative team includes designer Mike Lees, musical director Benjamin Ferguson, choreographer Lucie Pankhurst and lighting designer Nic Farman.