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RICHARD O’BRIEN WRITES AND STARS IN THE SCOTTISH PREMIERE OF PULP FICTION [MUSICAL] THRILLER

Published by: Douglas McFarlane on 1st Aug 2009 | View all blogs by Douglas McFarlane

RICHARD O’BRIEN WRITES AND STARS IN THE SCOTTISH PREMIERE OF PULP FICTION [MUSICAL] THRILLER

THE STRIPPER
Book by Carter Brown
Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Music by Richard Hartley
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California 1961, and there’s trouble in Pine City

The forthcoming new production of the musical The Stripper tells the story of police Lieutenant Al Wheeler as he struggles to solve the mystery of the death of wannabe actress Patty Keller.  First call was delectable Deadpan Dolores, a strawberry blonde who worked at the Club Extravaganza. She didn’t usually keep things under wraps, so what was she hiding? With a nose for crime and an eye for the ladies, Wheeler will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth.

Set in the seedy world of strip joints and dodgy dating agencies – The Stripper is based on a pulp fiction novel by Carter Brown whose hugely successful career saw him write more than 150 crime stories which sold in excess of seventy million copies.

Featuring strippers, cops and sexy secretaries, the cast is peopled by classic archetypes from the world of the dime novel.  This burlesque and bullets musical theatre adaptation is by Richards O’Brien and Hartley who are best known for their collaboration on the ever popular Rocky Horror Show

So, Richard O’Brien is coming to Glasgow and he couldn’t be happier! He said:

It was a definite decision for me to take The Stripper to Glasgow, it is an embracing, generous less divided city than others, demographically, both socially and economically it is quite broad but everyone is living together.  I truly believe we will get a clear reading from Glasgow that we may not get elsewhere.  It was my first choice and I think Glasgow will tell us clearly if we've got it right or not.

And it’s not his first experience performing in the city. I was an acting ASM in Robert and Elizabeth, the musical of The Barratts of Wimpole Street, in 1967, I was an understudy and can’t actually recall if I went on stage but remember it was at The Alhambra Theatre which has been torn down.  So have I performed?  Possibly! I may have sung as a banana or tomato it was one of the last old fashioned musicals with a 36 piece orchestra- fantastic!

The Stripper is only on a three venue tour within the UK with the King’s Theatre being the only venue in Scotland to be staging his new work.

Press night Tuesday 29th September @ 7.30pm

LISTINGS

The Stripper
Tue 29 Sep – Sat 3 Oct
Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm

Tickets: £12 - £25.50
Box Office 08448 717 648 (Bkg fee)
www.ambassadortickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

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