Monday 12 Saturday 17 September 2011 at Grand Opera House
MEL BROOKS' OUTRAGEOUSLY, HILARIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY
Based on the 1968 Mel Brooks cult film, THE PRODUCERS, chronicles the hilarious adventures of struggling theatrical impresario, Max Bialystock, and his mild-mannered accountant, Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of Broadway. Their guaranteed-to-fail fiasco? Springtime For Hitler: The Musical – but anything can happen when those lights go down on Broadway.
With Nazi arm-band wearing chickens, dancing storm troopers, dirty old ladies with euphemisms such as “Lick-me Bite-me” and “Hold-me. Touch-me”, there’s truly something in this musical to offend everyone but you’ll be laughing too hard to care. There is very little in this world that can reduce an audience to tears of helpless laughter more readily than Mel Brooks’ crazy and quirky sense of humour.
Three times winner of the Best Musical award; Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Critics Circle Theatre Awards and Laurence Olivier Awards, THE PRODUCERS is the biggest ever hit in the history of Broadway, sweeping up a record-breaking 12 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.
The classic score contains such gems as The King Of Broadway, I Wanna Be A Producer, When You’ve Got It Flaunt It, Springtime For Hitler and Prisoners Of Love, THE PRODUCERS is guaranteed to have audience laughing out loud as Max and Leo sing and dance their way through the greatest showbiz scam there ever was!
A rare opportunity to see this hysterical musical comedy... an absolute must see...! “A master class in spiffing knockabout musical comedy... there has never been anything quite like The Producers” - The London Evening Standard
“Sheer, utter, unadulterated joy” - The Daily Express
“A triumph... do yourself a favour and go” - The Times