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No Way to Treat a Lady - Landor Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE LANDOR Theatre’s first production for 2014 is a revival of the American musical comedy No Way to Treat a Lady. Directed by Robert McWhir, it runs from January 24 (previews from January 21) to February 9.

Based on William Goldman’s best selling novel that became an Academy Award-winning movie and with a book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen, No Way to Treat a Lady is a ‘theatrically charged’ musical comedy thriller about a publicity crazed actor and the endearing detective who persistently pursues him.

Indeed, it’s Detective Brummell of the NYPD who chases a murderous master of disguises through New York City, unravelling a complex tale involving an Irish priest, a Spanish dancer, a French waiter, a pizza delivery boy and a pair of dominating mothers!

No Way to Treat a Lady is described as a devilish blend of humour, romance and murder; a darkly hilarious musical full of twists and turns.

The cast features Graham Mackay-Bruce (as Morris Brummell), Simon Loughton (Christopher “Kit” Gill), Kelly Burke (Sarah Stone) and Judith Paris (Flora Brummell, Alexandra Gill and The Victims).

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, No Way to Treat a Lady is designed by Robert Griffin, with choreography by Cressida Carre, lighting by Richard Lambert and musical direction by Nicholas Chave.

A Richard Rodgers Development Award winner, No Way to Treat a Lady received its world premiere in 1987 off-Broadway in a sold-out, extended run at the Hudson Guild Theatre. It received an off-Broadway revival in 1996 at the York Theatre Company where it was nominated for two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards (Best Revival and Best Featured Actress) and a Drama Desk Award.

Tickets: £20, £18 previews – available from the box office on 020 7737 7276 or online at www.landortheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Sunday at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

The Broadway musical Meet Me In St. Louis continues at the Landor Theatre until January 18, 2014.