Hit musical The Producers comes to Coronation Hall stage

13 September 2017 2:26PM

MUCH-LOVED Mel Brooks musical The Producers is set to hit the stage in Ulverston this month.

Based on the film of the same name, the multi-award winning adaptation is an outrageous comedy about the worst stage show ever made.

Ulverston Amateurs bring The Producers to the Coronation Hall from Tuesday September 26 to Saturday 30.

The story focuses on two theatrical producers who devise a plan to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop.

Max Bialystock, the one-­time king of Broadway producers, and Leo Bloom, an accountant with dreams of someday becoming a theatre producer, discover that they could get richer by producing a flop than a hit and start by finding the worst show, worst director, and worst actors.

When their new production, Springtime for Hitler, turns out to be a smash success, the plan is thrown off and the partners lives are thrown into chaos.

 Louis Simon, Clare Coulston, and Russ Palmer

Louis Simon, Clare Coulston, and Russ Palmer

Mel Brooks' masterpiece won 12 of the 15 Tony Award nominations it received, setting the record for most wins in history.

This hilariously funny production stars the ever-popular actor Russ Palmer, who plays Max Bialystock, and is ably partnered by young up-and-coming star of the future Louis Simon.

Franz Liebkind will be performed by well-known local comedy actor Andy Bond, accompanied by eight adorable pigeons.

The dizzy Swedish blonde, Ulla, who loves herrings amongst other things, will be played by Clare Coulston in what will be her first major role.

Roger and Carmen, that heavenly doting couple will be played by Rob O’Hara and Adam Atkinson, two very accomplished actors who have great singing voices too.

Added to these is a most experienced cast playing parts too numerous to mention.

The Producers runs at the Coronation Hall, in Ulverston, from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 at 7pm, and on Saturday 30 at 6pm. Tickets are available from the venue's box office, or can be booked by phoning 01229 587140.

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