Money trouble for Musical Theatre students


Trinity Laban’s Musical Theatre stars of tomorrow will play out real life rags to riches stories in two new shows coming up at Stratford Circus.

Audiences will have the opportunity to see 2nd and 3rd year students perform two musicals over two weeks this summer - Spend, Spend, Spend (11-13 June) and Lucky Stiff (19-21 June).

Spend, Spend, Spend is the story of Viv Nicholson, a Yorkshire woman who won her fortune on the Football Pools, and charts the tragedy, comedy and love story of Viv’s journey that took her through five husbands, fast cars, bankruptcy and booze.

One week later, final year students perform their graduate show, Lucky Stiff, a musical based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo. A classic musical comedy, Lucky Stiff follows the real life story of an English shoe salesman who must pass off the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle as alive in order to inherit six million dollars.

In recent years Trinity Laban has developed an unparalleled reputation for its unique Musical Theatre performance training experience. Distinctive in preparing creative practitioners equipped with a wide range of skills applicable to a variety of musical theatres roles, graduates are highly employable and well prepared for this competitive and increasingly popular part of the British music industry.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Stratford Circus website

Picture - Viv Nicholson, from West Yorkshire, who became rich overnight when she scooped £152,319 in 1961 with her husband Keith (left, pictured with Bruce Forsyth, right). Photograph courtesy of Ross Parry Agency.