The Sweet Smell of Success

Thursday, 28.06.2018 19:00, Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Tickets: £12.50-£18 (concessions £10-£15, students £5) from the Academy’s Box Office.

Directed by Hannah Chissick
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by John Guare
Based on the novel by Ernest Lehman and the MGM/United Artists motion picture

The Academy’s Musical Theatre Company and Orchestra present the second of two Summer shows. Based on the 1957 movie of the same name, The Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named JJ Hunsecker who uses his connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate.

Nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Sweet Smell of Success was first presented on Broadway in 2002 under the direction of Nicholas Hytner, starring John Lithgow, who won Best Actor for his performance. Featuring a smoking jazz score, in the current climate of ‘fake news’, the show is now timelier than ever.

This amateur production of The Sweet Smell of Success is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Further performances:
Friday 29 June, 7pm
Saturday 30 June, 2.30pm and 7pm
Sunday 1 July, 2.30pm and 7pm