Digital Archive:Cast List, How To Succeed in Business Without Trying (2005)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams



Music & Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER (1961)

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert

The Voice of the Book – Alistair McGowan

J Pierreponit Finch – Joe McFadden

Gatch – Gary Milner

Jenkins – Grant Anthony

Tackaberry – Melvin Whitfield

Peterson – Nolan Frederick

Toynbee – Philip Sutton

Bratt – Trevor Jones

Miss Krumholtz – Nina French

Madilyn – Anna Lowe

Karen – Alexis Owen-Hobbs

Donna – Ruth Anderson

Laurie – Claire Parrish

Cindy – Leanne Rogers

Rosemary Pilkington – Fiona Dunn

Smitty – Sophie-Louise Dann

JB Biggley – James Bolam

Bud Frump –  David Langham

Miss Jones – Beverley Klein

Mr Twimble – Teddy Kempner

Hedy La Rue – Annette McLaughlin

Benjamin Ovington – Gary Milner

TV Announcer – Teddy Kempner

The Jolly Wickettes – Ruth Anderson   Nina French

Anna Lowe   Claire Parrish

Priest – Gary Milner

Wally Womper – Teddy Kempner

Cop – Gary Milner
The Orchestra
Flutes/Clarinet/Tenor Sax – Chris Harding

Flutes/Clarinet/Alto Sax – Richard Wimpenny

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Tenor Sax – Mark Lacey

Trumpet 1 – Fraser Tannock

Trumpet 2 – Alex Jagger

Trombone – Robert Workman

Violi – Megan Pound

Double Bass – Kate Saxby

Percussion – Mark Taylor

Keyboard – Jonathan Williams

Keyboard – Richard Lacey

Orchestral Managers – Mark Lacey   Mark Taylor


Director – Martin Duncan

Designer – Francis O’Connor

Choreographer – Stephen Mear

Musical Director & Orchestrator – Richard Balcombe

Lighting Designer – Chris Ellis

Sound Designer – Matt McKenzie

Assistant Director – Paul Higgins

Assistant Musical Director – Jonathan Williams

Costume Supervisor – Brigid Guy

Dance Captain – Anna Lowe


Company Manager – Amelia Ferrand-Rook

Stage Manager – Paul Grist

Deputy Stage Manager – Lou Bann

Assistant Stage Managers – Nicola Ireland, Erica Southon


April:  Fri 29P, Sat 30P

May: Tue 3P(PT), Wed 4P, Thu 5F, Fri 6(D), Sat 7m&e, Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11(T),

Thu 12m&e(S), Fri 13(D),  Sat 14m&e, Fri 27(D), Sat 28m&e

June: Wed 1m(D)&e, Thu 2m&e, Sat 4m&e, Mon 6, Tue 7, Wed 8e, Thu 9m, …… Sat 11m&e, Mon 13,

Tue 14, Thu 16m&e, Sat 18m(D)&e

July: Fri 8(D), Sat 9e, Mon 11, Tue 12, Wed 13e, Fri 15(D), Sat 16e, Tue 19, Thu 21e, Sat 23e,

Tue 26, Wed 27m, Thu 28m, Sat 30e

August: Mon 1, Thu 4e, Fri 5(D), Sat 6e, Sat 20e, Tue 23m&e, Wed 25e, Tue 30e

September: Fri 2(D), Mon 5, Wed 7m, Sat 10L


P = Preview

F = First Night

PN = Press Night

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

PT = Pre Show Talk

T = Post Show Discussion

m = matinee

e = evening

L = Last Night


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