REVIEW: The Producers, Churchill Theatre Then Touring ✭✭✭✭

The Producers by Mel Brooks is currently touring the UK

Wry and rapscallion, Cory English’s Max is perennially down and out and glibly shooting the breeze simultaneously. Jason Manford carefully crafts Leo as a buffoon with a heart of marshmallow, is very funny (physically and verbally) and nails his passion for show-business precisely. Like a deranged Bratwurst Behemoth, Jupitus’ Franz is a triumph of dysfunction, hysterical devotion to a lost cause and amiable murderous delusion. Tiffany Graves is in sensational form as the 11am temptress, Ulla.

The Producers UK Tour 2015

The Producers

CLICK FOR THE PRODUCERS TOUR DATES BELOW 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; it opens its UK tour in March 2015. Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom (Jason Manford) to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. Together they aim to produce the worst show ever and run away to Rio with millions, but they learn that Showbusiness can always find a way to kick you in the teeth. 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. Casting for the tour of The Producers includes Jason Manford, Louie Spence and Ross Noble with … Read more

Louie Spence Joins The Producers Tour

Louie Spence

Television personality, dancer and choreographer Louie Spence, will join Jason Manford in the brand new Uk tour of The Producers. 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; it opens its UK tour in March 2015. Louie will play Carmen Ghia, Roger De Bris’ flamboyant assistant, until Saturday 2 May. Louie Spence is one of the dance industry’s most unique talents. Since making his West End stage debut in Bugsy Malone aged just 13 he has starred in the original West End cast of Miss Saigon and Cats and has danced alongside Take That, Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder to name but a few. In 2010 SKY1’s Pineapple Dance Studio launched Louie, the Artistic Director of Edit Agency, … Read more

Jason Manford To Headline The Producers UK Tour

Jason Manford

It was announced today that award winning comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand new UK tour of Mel Brooks’ The Producers. The award-winning musical comedy will begin touring in March 2015. Jason Manford will play down-trodden accountant leo Bloom in what will be his first ever UK theatre tour. Manford’s wealth of experience spans from a critically acclaimed West End role in Sweeney Todd, alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, to award-winning stand-up comedy shows across the country. He shot to stardom in 2007 as team captain on C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, since then he has hosted prime time television shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium, BBC1’s A Question of Sport: Super Saturday and The Royal Variety Performance. Jason was the winner of ITV1’s Born to Shine and will star in BBC TV’s forthcoming drama Ordinary Lies. Jason said; “I’m so thrilled to be starring … Read more

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