How to Succeed In Business. Classic Broadway musical returns to London

The award-winning Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, is set for a revival at Wilton’s Music Hall, London this April.

The amusing tale, which first debuted on Broadway in 1961, charts the journey of J. Pierrepont Finch as he joins the World Wide Wicket Company, climbing his way to the top in 1950s New York.

All Finch wants is to be more successful, to get ahead, to change the world for the better – is that really so difficult?

Luckily Finch has a copy of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, teaching him everything he needs to know about the science of success.

This anarchic, musical romp is jam-packed with sharp humour and has its tongue placed firmly in its cheek as it follows Finch’s rise from lowly window cleaner to chairman of the board.

Last seen in London over 50 years ago, Wilton’s Music Hall How to Succeed boasts an addictive score by Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser, and this Pulitzer Prize-winning show includes famous numbers such as I Believe In You, Brotherhood of Man and Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm.

Marc Pickering (Les Misérables, Calendar Girls, Sleepy Hollow) will lead the production playing the aspiring and playful businessman J. Pierrepont Finch with Hannah Grover playing his love interest Rosemary.

Lizzii Hills will play the big boss’s secret mistress Hedy LaRue while Geri Allen plays Rosemary’s best friend Smitty.

The musical will be directed by Benji Sperring, the man behind recent London hits Toxic Avenger and Shock Treatment.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying plays at Wilton’s from April 8-22.