Book by Larry Gelbart

Music by Cy Coleman

Lyrics by David Zippel

Stine Colin Davey
Stone Laurence Clarke
Alaura Kingsley/Carla Haywood Ellie Hoare
Irwin S Irving/Buddy Fidler Mike Gaccon
Mallory/Avril Raines Fay Crispin
Oolie/Donna Rhiannon Rose
Mu�oz/Pancho Vargas Richard Thomas
Bobbi/Gabby Stine Lorna Welch
Jimmy Powers Tim Brown
Peter Kingsley/Gerald Pierce James Wall
Pasco/Gene Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon
Luther Kingsley/Mahoney/Werner Kriegler Roger Thomas
Mandril/Del Dacosta Paul Buckle
Yamato/Madam Jo-Jo/Doris Bev Pearce
Greta/Angel Olivia Gomez
Della/Angel Hayley Toms
Sonny/Studio Cop Nye Moseley
Big Six/Studio Cop Mike Beavan
Cleo/Millicent Claire Couldridge
Marlene/Mildred Liz Howson
Alida/Margaret Jo Howson
Theda/Bette Ciara Charnley
Bootsie/Mary Fiona Thomas
Candice/Anna Lisa Sadie
Myrna/Margie Sarah Jane Waters



Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligee, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler.

While Fidler professes to be a fan of Stine's work: "I've read a synopsis of every book you've ever written," he assures the author, his gargantuan ego forces Stine to make endless compromises in the script he's writing. The script is an adaptation of one of Stine's novels which features his Raymond Chandleresque hero, a private investigator named Stone. Every movie scene that Stine writes is envisaged in his imagination onstage by his group of characters. Like a 1940s private eye film, it is a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.