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Cyril Chippington-Smythe (Michael Urie), eligible bachelor and the world's richest man is living a life of ease, attended by his resourceful steam-powered valet Bentley (Dakin Matthews). When the toothy Alice Witherspoon (Helen Cespedes) invades his breakfast room determined to marry him whether he will or no, Bentley concocts a scheme to transfer her affections to Cyril's freeloading cousin- the hapless Binky (Christian Borle), Alas, Alice has ulterior motives that may lead to the destruction of civilization. Whose plot will emerge victorious? This is a world in which the great minds that should have discovered electricity went into the restaurant business instead, or decided to chuck the science game because their true passion was stand-up comedy. It is a world of hydrogen, steam-powered servants and factory-made food- in which the privileged few, like Cyril Chippington-Smythe, whose every wish is instantly gratified, have nothing to live for but pleasure... and fashion... and love. Sound inviting? Well, you're invited. Come drift away on a comic cloud. The dining room is serving Impossible Mutton today and there's a Brandy and Prozac with your name on it. Don't be late. Hats required. NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cyril Chippington-Smythe awakes from a drunken stupor to discover that he may be engaged to the horrifying Alice Witherspoon, whom his best friend, Binky has been in love with for years. He appeals to his steam-powered valet, Bentley, to devise a plan to shift Alice's affections from himself to Binky. The ever-resourceful Bentley complies and the mechanism of the plot begins to unfold. Join us now for chapter one, “I Am Awakened.” NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cyril flees to the safety of his club, “Twits” but peace eludes him even there as he has failed to get the notice that hats are now required. The Club Hatter, Ahmed Ben Fitzwilliam educates him on the supreme importance of headgear. Binky appears, behaving in a most eccentric manner and invites himself and Alice to Cyril's country estate for the weekend. Moping back home he discovers Bentley in a most suspicious circumstance. Join us now for Chapter Two: “A Beastly Day at the Club” NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Things in town have gotten a little too hot. Time to escape to the country... but behind the swampy grounds of the country estate danger lurks. Cyril's peace is invaded, first by his imperious Aunt Hypatia and Uncle Hugo and then by the eccentric C. Langford Cheeseworth and his beauteous ward, Pansy. Binky is still struggling to win the dentally-challenged Alice by maintaining the fiction of an imaginary fiancee and Bentley seems to be involved in a mysterious plot of his own. Join us now for “A Hot Time at the Old Chateau.” NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We last left Cyril Chippington-Smythe preparing for a luncheon pregnant with complications. He pines for the beauteous Pansy, who is preparing for the performance of a lifetime as part of Binky's plan to win the hand of the toothy Alice Witherspoon once and for all. It all takes place under the terrifying gaze of Aunt Hypatia. Join us now for Chapter Four: “La Commedia E Almost Finita”. NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Alice has rushed off to keep a mysterious date with destiny and left Binky lip to lip with Pansy, much to Cyril's chagrin. At last Binky reveals Alice's terrible plan and the whole company races after her on Cheeseworth's mechanical caravan to save civilization from certain destruction! How will it all end? Join us now for the final chapter- “Showdown at the Hydrogen Plant.” NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ACTUAL, HOLD-IN-YOUR-HANDS, REAL BOOK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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