By the same Tony Award writers of Lucky Stiff (Chichester Festival Company 2019) – Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) – the musical A Man of No Importance is based on the 1994 Albert Finney film of the same title, which was, in its turn, based on Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman of No Importance.
With a book by Tony Award playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Rink) the musical embraces many taboos of Irish Catholic society in an honest, touching and joyful score.
A Man of No Importance is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, combining the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical.
A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and acceptance.
Sponsored by Claude Michel Schonberg, Mr and Mrs David Dinkeldein and The Eranda Foundation
Conductor / Performers
University of Chichester Musical Theatre Festival Company
Miranda Kingsley director
Stuart Hutchinson musical director
Wendy White choreographer
Ryan Laight set and costume designer
University of Chichester students were outstanding!
Theatre Royal Winchester
Exceptional! I couldn’t believe I was seeing this in Bognor!
Bognor Regis Observer
Fantastic show! Musically perfect along with punchy dance routines and acting fit for the West End.
Free for Under-25s (limited availability, booking available over the phone or in-person only)