How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

A production by Showstoppers
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

When a restless, creative and ambitious window washer named J

Pierrepont Finch finds a book titled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' he decides to begin his rise up the corporate ladder. With the book's instructions and a dose of his own cleverness, Finch lands a job at the World Wide Wicket Company, before quickly gaining promotions and outsmarting his sneering, snivelling rival Bud Frump- who also happens to be the boss' nephew. But when Finch's manual to success can no longer save him he must rely on his own wits, and ultimately his heart, to save the day.


Curtain Up South

"...the cast took to their characters with assurance and wit"

Daily Echo

"A company of more mature performers would be hard-pressed to top it, such was the quality"

Scene One

"...a small, interchangeable, energetic cast performing slick choreography"

The Edge

"an unexpected vibe of real professionalism, parallel to that of a proper production"

Performance dates

  • Wednesday, 20th April 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, 22nd April 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 23rd April 2016 at 7:30pm

The Annex

The home of SUSUPA theatrical, The Annex located on Southampton University campus and regularily hosts shows by societies such as LOpSoc, Showstoppers, Theatre Group and ComedySoc.


£10 Adult
£8 Student
£6 Child/PA


Showstoppers is a Performing Arts Musical Theatre Society. We offer members the opportunity to take part in numerous shows throughout the year including non-auditioned cabaret nights and tours to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We also run workshops for members to improve skills within the musical theatre genre.


29 Performing Arts members took part in this production