Park Theatre presents the world premiere of
Stroke of Luck
"The excellent Tim Pigott-Smith... a rich performance." Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"Pigott-Smith makes palpable this man's love, frustration and regret as he confronts his errant clan. It's wonderfully moving." Dominic Maxwell, The Times
"Darkly comic and genuinely touching." Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"Tim Pigott-Smith invests the hero with the right blend of mischief and manipulation and suggests that even senior citizens are entitled to a measure of devilry." Michael Billington, The Guardian
"Excellent cast... engaging, entertaining and funny." British Theatre Guide
Shortly after the death of his wife, Lester Riley, an invalid who has suffered a premature stroke, announces to his three estranged middle-aged children that he is getting married again - to his young, sexy Japanese nurse. They are also shocked to learn that Lester has saved an enormous amount of money from his secret life as the exclusive television and radio repairman to a Long Island mob family. To stop the nurse from getting this surprise inheritance they must stop the marriage. They try every trick in the book: legal, religious, intimidation, psychological, and, in the case of one son, criminal. But they fail; or do they? Lester, it seems, has a few tricks up his own sleeve.
A family drama, with a dash of dark comedy, Stroke of Luck explores the themes of greed and guilt and how to reunite families that have been driven apart.