The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie


Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley
and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell & Andy Teirstein
13 Sept - 22 Oct 2016
13 Sept – 22 Oct 2016
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 20 June 2016

55 minutes
20 minutes
55 minutes
approx. at 9.40 pm


This musical celebrates a giant of American music, Woody Guthrie, known since the 1930s and ‘40s as “America’s greatest folk poet”. His legendary songs still champion the best of the American spirit. Fuelled by a boundless curiosity about the world, the colorful life he led became as legendary as the songs he wrote.

WOODY SEZ is a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving musical event, transporting the audience through the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic story of Woody Guthrie’s life with over twenty-five of his most famous songs. The show is performed by a talented ensemble of award-winning actor/musicians who not only play over 20 instruments, but also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody’s story. The combination of the cast’s infectious enjoyment, Woody’s incredible journey, and a stirring mix of moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers make this a must see.

This outstanding production was first introduced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 and has since played in over fifty cities in the U.S., the UK, the Middle East, China and across Europe.

Stirring, sparkling, virtuosic… a splendid swirl of tunes, each telling a story. –Chicago Sun-Times
Uplifting…Riveting. –What’s On Stage
A haunting, powerful show… a work of art. –New York Times

Cast & Creative Team

David M. Lutken
David Finch
Helen Jean Russell
Megan Loomis

Nick Corley
David M. Lutken

David M. Lutken, Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell & Andy Teirstein

Luke Cantarella
Jeffrey Meek
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre
without prior permission from the Management.

Woody Sez made its world debut at The 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Reid Concert Hall in Bristo Square. The production featured David M. Lutken as Woody, with Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell and Andy Teirstein. It was directed by Nick Corley and produced by The Melting Pot Theatre and Paul Lucas Productions by special arrangement with Mary and Pierre Cossette.

The actors in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Originally produced as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007, by The Melting Pot Theatre and Paul Lucas Productions, by special arrangement with Mary and Pierre Cossette.

First American production at the Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City, 2009.

West End premiere, The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, London, January 13, 2011,
by Mary Cossette Productions.