Comedy, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Lucky Stiff

A zany musical comedy about a man, a corpse, dogs, diamonds and a whole lot of money!

  • Dates 10 - 14 April

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

After a hit season of heartwarming hilarity in 2023, Bold Offer Productions in partnership with Be You Productions is proud to present the glorious return of Lucky Stiff for the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

Lucky Stiff is a zany musical comedy about a man, a corpse, some dogs, some diamonds, and a whole lot of money. Harry Witherspoon, a down-on-his-luck shoe salesman, inherits a fortune from his dead uncle (who unbeknownst to Harry has been mysteriously murdered), but there’s a catch… to stop the money literally going to the dogs, he has to drag the old man’s embalmed body to Monte Carlo for one last hurrah!

Through all the mayhem and misadventure, Harry discovers love, bravery, and that sometimes it takes a deceased relative to show you what life is all about.

Audiences can expect big laughs from this joyous farce, a tale that’s hysterical, gripping and endearing in equal measure, and music that is simply to die for.

The formidable cast from 2023 have returned and are dead serious about bringing this delightful comedy back to life. All bets are off, all accents are acquired, and one thing is for certain: something funny’s going on!

Chelsea Hyde (she/her) as Annabel
Daniel Cook (he/him) as Harry
Drew Holmes (he/they) as Vinnie
Elle Sejean-Allen (she/her) as Rita
Nathan Fernandez (they/he) as Luigi
Ensemble: Liliana Braumberger (she/her), Zoë Harlen (she/they), Kristina Lang (she/her), Rayhan Maskun (he/him) & Ruby Stewart (she/they)

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lucky Stiff was first produced Off-Broadway in 1988 and is based on The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

First produced by Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

To view the program click HERE

Presented by Bold Offer & Be You Productions

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10 - 14 April


Wednesday 10 April, 7.30pm (Opening)
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April, 7.30pm
Sunday 14 April, 5pm


$52 Standard
$42 Concession
$42 Groups (5+)


Two hours (incl. 20-minute interval)

All Chapel Off Chapel performances have a strict lockout policy.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15-minutes before performance time.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call the Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Partial nudity
Use of prop guns
This performance is suitable for ages 15+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:

Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.

Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.