Tony and Olivier Award winning musical comes to Manchester
Record-breaking musical comedy The Producers is set start its Manchester run on Monday 16th March. Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards and is set to run until 21 March.
The production centres around New York producer Max Bialystock (played by Broadway and West End star Cory English), who recruits downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom (Jason Manford) to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. Together they aim to produce the worst show in history and run away to Rio with millions, by raising far more money than needed in exchange for shares of the profits and ensuring that the show doesn’t make it past its first night. But they learn that Showbusiness can always find a way to kick you in the teeth and that there is no accounting for an audience’s taste.
Featuring a riotous mix of eccentric characters and the all-time classic song ‘Springtime For Hitler’, The Producers is the funniest Broadway musical of all time. This production also sees Phill Jupitus take the role of Franz Liebkind, the short fused, carrier pigeon keeping, former Nazi, brought on board by Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom to help them in their plot to put on the worst musical of all time. Tiffany Graves also joins the company as Ulla the object of Leo Blooms affections.
Olivier Award winning actor David Bedella plays the flamboyant director Roger De Bris chosen by Max Bialystock in an attempt to ensure ‘Springtime for Hitler’ is a flop, whilst Louie Spence plays his assistant Carmen Ghia.
The Producers is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions who has brought together a stellar, award winning creative team including acclaimed Top Hat Director Matthew White, Choreographer Lee Proud, Designer Paul Farnsworth, Lighting Designer Paul Anderson,Musical Director Andrew Hilton, Orchestrator Chris Walker, Sound Designer Gareth Owen and Casting Director James Orange.
Adam Spiegel said; “The Producers is the biggest, funniest Broadway musical of all time. It’s filled with fabulous costumes, glamorous dancing girls, hysterical show-tunes and an incredible live band. With a cast of the most celebrated, well-loved comedians in the UK today and the very best singers and dancers from London’s West End this production of Mel Brook’s record breaking, award winning comedy is guaranteed to be a hilarious night out!”
The cast for The Producers is completed by Abigail Brodie, Jaye Elster, Rebecca Fennelly, Olivia Fines, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Fenton Gray, Aime Hodnett, Paul Hutton, Nia Jermin, Joel Montague, Genevieve Nicole, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Jay Webb, Russell Wilcox and Aron Wild.
The Producers runs at The Palace Theatre from Monday 16th March until Saturday 21st March. Tickets £15 – £37.50.
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