The Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success is set to have its professional UK premiere production, November 9-December 22 at Arcola Theatre. Mehmet Ergen will direct, with musical direction by Bob Broad and choreography by Nathan M. Wright.
With music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia, and a book by John Guare, Sweet Smell of Success tells the story of New York Globe daily gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker, whose work a takes a personal turn when JJ uses his connections to ruin his own sister Susan's relationship with a man he thinks is inappropriate.
Olivier Award winner David Bamber will star in the production. The cast will also feature Adrian der Gregorian (Sidney Falcone), Caroline Keiff (Susan), Stuart Matthew Price (Dallas), Celia Graham (Rita), Claire Doyle, Russell Morton, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Brenan Davies, Zoe Doano, Claudia Kariuki, Morgan Deare, and Michael Chadwick.
The design team will include Mark Bailey (set design), David Howe (lighting design), and Ed Borgnis (sound design).