Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humour. It is a truly "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they manoeuvre their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender”!

Her Majesty's Theatre
Febrary 28 - March 8, 2008

DIRECTOR :

Wendy Holgate

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR :

Ian Govan

CHOREOGRAPHER: 

Sophie Livitsanis

2008 THE PRODUCERS

CAST

MAX BIALYSTOCK - Andrew Seeary

LEO BLOOM -Gareth Grainger

ULLA - Kate Suter

ROGER DE BRIS - Luke Tonkin

FRANZ LIEBKIND / BUM / DRUNK - Matt Noble
CARMEN GHIA / TAP DANCERS - Luke Rice

NUN / SHOWGIRL / FOLLIES GIRL

- Lucy Baldock

ACCOUNTANT / CONVICT / PATROLMAN

- Matt Faravoni

BAG LADIES - Michelle Boehm

TAP DANCER - Elle Fulford

USHERETTES - Hannah Casement

SHIRLEY - Liz Gay

SCOTT (CHOREOGRAPHER), WORKMAN, ACOUNTANT, PATROLMAN, BAILIFF, PRISON TRUSTEE - David Collins

BRYAN, TAP DANCER, PATROLMAN, 'SHOWGIRL' - Eamonn George

ACCOUNTANT, COP, STREET CLEANER, SERGEANT, GUARD, JUDGE MAXWELL, JASON GREEN - Peter George

ACCOUNTANT, GUNTER, TAP DANCER, PATROLMAN - David Kelly

TAP DANCER, SHOWGIRL - Kylie Gibson

USHERETTE, TANKS, TAP DANCER

- Carly Scott

BAG LADIES, FOREMAN OF THE JURY, SHOWGIRL - Janice Shelmerdine

MR MARKS, KEVIN, BLIND VIOLINST, JACK LAPIDUS, TICKET TAKER, CONVICT

- Paul Shelmerdine

DONALD DINSMORE, STORM TROOPER, ACCOUNTANT - Jordan Sullivan

STREET WALKER, FOLLIES GIRL

- Fiona Walsh

COURT STENOGRAPHER

- Jodi Toering

STREET WALKER, SHOWGIRL, FOLLIES GIRL - Rachael Walter

NUN, TANKS, SHOWGIRL

- Madeleine Whitehead

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