ADC Theatre
Tue 9 - Sat 13 January
Festival Players

Lucky Stiff

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Lucky Stiff is a musical farce with book and lyrics from Lynn Ahrens and music from Stephen Flaherty. It tells the story of Harry Witherspoon, a shoe salesman who must take his long-lost uncle on the holiday of a lifetime to Monte Carlo in order to inherit his wealth, or the inheritance will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. The only problem being that Uncle Tony is already dead...

Mr Witherspoon takes (the body of) his uncle to museums, skydiving, scuba diving, and more, but he doesn't know that he's not the only person searching for the money.

This production is recommended for all ages.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Tue 9 January at 7:45pm
Wed 10 January at 7:45pm
Thu 11 January at 7:45pm
Fri 12 January at 7:45pm
Sat 13 January at 2:30pm
Sat 13 January at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £13.50-£17, FRI–SAT £15.50-£19

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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