Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Lucky Stiff - Poster
The hilarious film adaptation of the hit West-End musical comedy LUCKY STIFF bursts onto digital platforms on May 27th, 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
A down-on-his-luck cobbler named Harry Witherspoon (Dominic Marsh) travels to Monte Carlo to claim an inheritance from his late rich uncle. On hearing the news from Atlantic City, USA, Rita LaPorta (Pamela Shaw) and Vinnie Du Ruzzio (Jason Alexander – TVs Seinfeld, Shallow Hal, Wild Card) race to Monte Carlo in an attempt to steel his fortune. But when Harry arrives he instead meets a mysterious young woman (Nikki M. James) who is also looking to gain from Harry’s inheritance, and a mad scramble to get to the cash ensues with hilarious consequences.
The film is helmed by stage director Christopher Ashley, who most recently directed the hit Broadway and West-End musical Memphis for which we was nominated for a Tony award.
The Lucky Stiff musical was first made as an off-Broadway production in 1988 and is based on the Michael Butterworth novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo. In 1997 the musical was seen in the London’s West End with great success.