Life of the Party, Celebration of Songs of Andrew Lippa, to Play Menier Chocolate Factory, with Caroline O'Connor and More

The Life of the Party, a celebration of the songs of Andrew Lippa, is to premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, beginning performances May 27 prior to an official opening May 30, for a run through June 14.

Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O'Connor

The composer will himself host the concert performance of songs from his shows that include John & Jen, The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish and I Am Harvey Milk.

He will be joined by a cast that includes Caroline O'Connor (Broadway's A Christmas Story), Summer Strallen ( Top Hat, Love Never Dies, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Boy Friend, for each of which she was Olivier-nominated) and Damian Humbley (Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory and then the West End's Pinter Theatre).

The production will be designed by Morgan Large.

Tickets, which go on sale April 14, can be booked by visiting