Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert

Based on the novel by Shepherd Mead

 
J Pierrepont Finch Simon Riordan
Rosemary Pilkington Ellie Hoare
J B Biggley Neil Davies
Hedy Larue Helen Stubbs
Bud Frump Andrew Hopkins
Mr Twimble / Mr Womper Howard Turnbull
Miss Jones Beverley Pearce
Mr Bratt Richard Thomas
Smitty Claire Couldridge
Mr Gatch / Mr Ovington James Osborne
Miss Krumholtz Fay Crispin
Mr Jenkins Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon
Mr Tackaberry Paul Buckle
Mr Toynbee Rob Purnell
Miss Sutherland / TV Announcer Helen Windsor
Miss Gourlay Claire Hovey
Miss Vallee Liz Howson
Miss Martin Denise Sunderland
Miss Princi Ezzy Pearson
Miss Reilly Fiona Thomas
Miss Morse Hayley Toms
Mrs Scott Sarah-Jane Waters
Miss Kobart Ingrid Watson
Miss Reed Amanda Watts
The Book Voice Nigel Holloway

 

Synopsis

Simon Riordan as J Pierrepont Finch

J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner in New York City, has a mind for advancement. The "Book Voice" tells him that everything he needs for success is contained within the book in his hand, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He enters the World Wide Wicket Company searching for a job where he bumps into J.B. Biggley, the president of the company, who dismisses him to the personnel manager, Mr. Bratt. Rosemary Pilkington, a secretary, is impressed with Finch and offers to help him meet Mr. Bratt. Finch uses Biggley's name with Mr. Bratt to get a job in the mailroom, where he works with Mr. Biggley's lazy and nepotism-minded nephew Bud Frump. And so begins Finch's rapid journey to the top; however, it is not going to be smooth especially with Bud out to get him!

Andrew Hopkins as Bud Frump