"A funny, warm, inventive and deliriously entertaining show that's a must see for all."
Sanford Herald

“A warm and funny and breezy show that tugs at the heart and the funny bone.”
Tim Hager, Up and Coming Magazine

“The themes about family and aging are universal.”

Roy C. Dicks, Raleigh News and Observer

“This winning new musical overflows with wonderment. Take a load off your feet and settle back to let the good times roll. And will they ever!”

Susan Farrington, Sanford Herald

“I thought ‘Steel Magnolias’ was my favorite play, but this one has it beat.”
Patron at the first performance of “Lunch at the Piccadilly”

Who knew getting old could be this much fun?

Trip Plymale as L. Ray Flowers, Patricia L. Cucco as Clara Cochran, Bo Thorp as Lil Olive and Mike Craver as Eli Greyson doing 'The Rap'
A new musical play about changing the world      
...one rocking chair at a time.

Lunch at the Piccadilly
Based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton

Book by Clyde Edgerton
Music and lyrics by Mike Craver
Additional lyrics and music by Clyde Edgerton
Directed & Developed by Steve Umberger
Musical Direction & Choreography by Amy Jones

Developed by Playworks, with productions at Festival Stage, Parkway Playhouse and
York Theatre Company (concert) / Premiere: Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Clyde Edgerton's best selling novel comes to the stage with all the humor and warmth of the book, and 20 great songs by Mike Craver.

Baby boomers, unite! If you're still sittin', time to stand up and boogie!

After conquering every wide place in the Southern road, Lunch at the Piccadilly continues its march across America.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever see a musical about assisted living. It's fun and real and sensitively presented. We often forget to look at our older loved ones as the heroes they really are. Well done!"

Andi Reese - musician, songwriter, performer, gerontologist, and Medicare counselor


"You've got to see it to believe it. At the very moment Edgerton confronts despair and loneliness, those very issues turn out to be ripe material for satire." 

Asheville Citizen-Times

"Among the delights here are the smart dialogue, the pointed satire of the nursing home industry, and, most of all, the chorus of idiosyncractic, opinionated characters who've got more life left in them than anyone quite expects."

The New York Times (of the novel on which the musical is based)


Photography: Bobby Moody, Norris Greenlee