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VenuePlayhouse Theatre
Other spaces: The Boards
From10th November 2015
To21st November 2015
What is currently on at Playhouse Theatre (V602)

Mack and Mabel

Mack and MabelT743391719
This is the story of Mack Sennter, undisputed King of Comedy in the silent movie era, and the Silent Movie star, Mabel Normand. The story starts in 1932 in Mack's old studios, where they are now making "talkies" much to his disdain. Mack reminisces and through his memories the story of their turbulent relationship and the magic of making movies in the early days of Hollywood unfolds. We are taken back to 1911 when it all began. Sennett is in the middle of making a two-reeler when the creditors come to close him down, in the middle of the chaos in walks Mabel, the kid from the Deli. She won't leave until she gets her 15 cents. Her natural comic talent is captured on film by Mack and before she knows it she is making movies. The next step is Hollywood. By this time both Mack and Mabel realise their feelings towards each other, but Mack's life is all about making movies and he won't let anything get in his way.
Book by Michael Stewart
Music Jerry Herman
Lyrics Jerry Herman

Archive :: production:T743391719, musical:S1594, venue:V602

Production details


Producer Chichester Festival Theatre
Director Jonathan Church
Design Robert Jones
Sound Paul Groothius
Lighting Howard Harrison
Director Charlotte Sutton (casting)
Choreographer Stephen Mear
Performer Michael Ball (Mack Sennett)
Performer Rebecca LaChance (Mabel)
Performer Anna-Jane Casey (Lottie)
Performer Jack Edwards (Fatty)
Performer Gunnar Cauthery (Frank)
Performer Mark Inscoe (William Desmond Taylor)
Performer Michelle Francis
Performer Emily Langham
Performer Rebecca Louis
Performer Joshua Lovell
Performer Joseph Prouse
Performer Emily Shaw
Performer Ashley Andrews
Performer Adam Denman
Performer Nicole Deon
Performer Jenny Legg
Performer Grace McKee
Performer Rohan Richards
Performer Sam Stones
Performer Andrew Waldron
Performer Zara Warren
Performer Libby Watts

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