Mack and Mabel | 19th - 23rd June 2018
Our next production is 'Mack and Mabel' Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass, Book by Michael Stewart and Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.
This is a saga of the silent film era "when movies were movies", the story of legendary director Mack Sennett and his greatest star, the adorable Mabel Normand. It is told in flashback by Mack himself as the protagonist narrator, a broken man, made obsolete by talkies, bankrupt and forced to sell his studio, he reminisces about the past, recalling his triumphs and his turbulent love affair with Mabel whom he had discovered and made a star. He loves her, but cannot tell her, sending her into the arms of a rival who feeds her drugs.
Mack and Mabel tickets our now on sale. All tickets are £16*.
19th - 23rd June 7:30pm performances with a 2:30pm Saturday Matinee.
Halifax Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax, HX1 2SH
Box Office: 01422 365998
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | 13th - 17th November 2018
Our November 2018 production will be 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Book by Jeffrey Lane and Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck.
Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, this show takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.
More information about this production to follow!