Whodunnit? Richard O’Brien’s Stripper reveals all at St James Studio

The Stripper

A sleazy underworld of strip-joints and lost lonely hearts is set to rock The Queen’s local theatre as a revival of Richard O’Brien’s pulp fiction musical, The Stripper, comes to St James.

The Stripper, a musical whodunnit, is based on a story by Carter Brown and has music and lyrics by The Rocky Horror Show creators Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien.

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.

Hannah GroverGloria Onitiri HeadshotMarc PickeringMichael SteedonSebastien Torkia

Cast: Hannah Grover (The Toxic Avenger, Southwark Playhouse, Ghost the Musical, Evita, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia); Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard, The Lion King. TV credits include Doctors, Bad Girls); Marc Pickering (The Toxic Avenger, The Elephant Man. Film credits, Calendar Girls, Sleepy Hollow) and Michael Steedon (Hairspray, Legally Blonde and A Chorus Line).

Sebastien Torkia, who plays tough guy cop Al Wheeler, previously appeared in Travels With My Aunt (Chichester), Top Hat, Sweeney Todd, The Lion King, Grease, La Cage Aux Folles, Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl and A Streetcar Named Desire.

His TV credits include Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang & Coronation Street. Film credits – Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Stripper was first staged at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in 2009 and went on a short ATG tour. This new production will be directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger)

The Stripper plays at the St James Studio from July 7 – August 13.

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