The Stripper at the St James Theatre Studio
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
From the creators of The Rocky Horror Show, comes The Stripper, a musical whodunnit, at the St James Theatre Studio.
Based on the pulp fiction story by Carter Brown, the St. James Studio will be transformed into sleazy nightclub ‘The Club Extravaganza’ for the musical whodunnit The Stripper.
With music and lyric by Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien, the writers of cult favourite The Rocky Horror Show, The Stripper will be directed by Benji Sperring fresh from rave reviews for The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse.
The Stripper runs from 7 July 2016 until 13 August 2016 at the St James Theatre Studio
The year is 1961, the place is Pine City, California, and some broad is threatening to throw herself off the top of the fanciest hotel in town. There’s trouble brewing and Lieutenant Al Wheeler wants answers.
First stop, Club Extravaganza where we meet delectable Deadpan Dolores. Her name says it all… she’s not shy, so what’s she hiding?
As Wheeler is thrust into a sleazy underworld of strip-joints and lost lonely hearts, the truth isn’t the only thing he uncovers.
Get ready to see the full story from every angle…
The cast features Hannah Grover (Annabelle/ Sherry Mendez/ Sarah Arkwright), Gloria Onitiri (Deadpan Dolores/ Patty Keller), Marc Pickering (Doc Murphy/ Miles Rovak/ Harvey Stern), Michael Steedon (Sheriff Lavers / Jacob Arkwright/ Steve Loomas) and Sebastien Torkia (Al Wheeler).
Music and lyrics by Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Show), with direction by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger, Shock Treatment), set and costume design by Tim Shortall, choreography by Lucie Pankhurst, musical direction and arrangement by Alex Beetschen and lighting design by Nick Farman.