Delving into the world of Carter Brown’s detective fiction, The Stripper takes his story of Lieutenant Al Wheeler and turns it into an unforgettable musical.
The story takes us back to the 1960s and it is here that we explore Pine City California as songs penned by Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley amplify a tale of mystery and trouble playing out behind the dark alleys of the city.
O’Brien will surely be a familiar name to West End aficionados. After all, he is best known for his and Hartley’s cult classic The Rocky Horror Show, which has been taking audiences by storm for decades and has inspired countless imitators. He recently returned to his creation when it ran at the Playhouse Theatre in 2015 and it was clear that his talents have not failed him yet. Then there’s The Crystal Maze – the 1990s game show that also has a following and made him into a familiar face.
With The Stripper he is in different territory, however, as we meet Lieutenant Al Wheeler as he solves the mystery of a woman trying to kill herself by throwing herself from a hotel roof. During his investigation he meets the likes of Deadpan Dolores and he must unpick the clues if he wants to get to the bottom of it all.
With O’Brien providing the lyrics to Hartley’s music (and based on Brown’s book), The Stripper is brought to life by director Benji Sperring whilst Lucie Pankhurst provides the choreography.
It runs at the St James Theatre in London this summer with a run beginning on Thursday 7th July 2016.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 9th August 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 13th August 2016|
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