How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book of the same name. The story concerns young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company. This is an incredibly fun show with lots to do for everyone involved.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
J. Pierrepont Finch (Ponty) Jamie Chidzey
Rosemary Pilkington Emma Knight
J.B. Biggley Nigel Cole
Bud Frump Darren Moss
Hedy la Rue Helen Lowe
Miss Jones Caroline Hayes
Bert Bratt Andrew Yeates
Mr Twimble Carl Smith
Milton Gatch Guy Chaperlin
Miss Krumholtz Ailie Donaldson
Mr Ovington Jim Trimmer
Mr Wally Womper Loz Keal
Ensemble Mathew Madeley
Ensemble Tom Cooper
Ensemble Rob Kirtley
Ensemble Masimbe Ushe
Ensemble Helen Shore
Ensemble Susannah Pink
Ensemble Laura Crowley
Ensemble Gemma Melhuish
Ensemble Lucinda Jones
Ensemble Chris Morris

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Nick Moorhead
Choreographer Jennifer Moorhead
Production Manager Lottie Walker
Production Manager Juliet Manners
Sound Stuart Vaughan
Lighting Ed Pagett
Stage Manager Clare Watson
Costumes Terrie Creswell
Props Sian Walters
Set Designer Wesley Henderson-Roe

Reviews & Awards

SWAN Awards

  • Winner SWAN Award Best Supporting Male in a Musical – Nigel Cole
  • Winner SWAN Award Best Male Performer in a Musical – Jamie Chidzey
  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical – Helen Lowe
  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Musical

Show Date: October 2015

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

Rehearsal & Show Highlights

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