Mack & Mabel


Based on an idea by LEONARD SPIGELGLASS

Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN

This amateur production of “Mack & Mabel” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

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‘We had some guts and some luck, but we were just makin’ a buck.
Movies were movies were movies when I ran the show!’

CTC are thrilled to bring Mack & Mabel to Loughborough Town Hall. A glamorous and dazzling musical comedy, Mack & Mabel is both a poignant love story and a riveting tribute to the grit and glamour of the era of silent movies. 

About the show

Not long ago, and without saying a word, a group of pioneering film-makers changed the world. Helped by heroes in capes, pies in the face, and girls tied to the tracks, they made stars out of street kids, and riches from rags.

Based on the real-life romance between legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and his beautiful, talented rising star Mabel Normand, Mack and Mabel captures the excitement of Hollywood’s golden age, the fun and action of the silent screen, the hysterical madcap chaos of Fatty Arbuckle and the Keystone Kops, and the glamour of the bathing beauties. 

Mack & Mabel received eight Tony Award nominations when it originally opened on Broadway. Featuring music and lyrics by the great Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame) and a book by Michael Stewart (42nd Street, Barnum), Mack & Mabel is packed full of Broadway hits, including; I Won’t Send Roses, Tap Your Troubles Away, Time Heals Everything and Movies Were Movies.

Featuring a hugely talented cast, a stunning orchestra, breathtaking costumes and sets, and fabulous choreography, this is a fantastic opportunity to see CTC’s brand new production of one of the all-time great musicals, book now to avoid disappointment!


Mack SennettGareth Wynne
Mabel NormandHolly Easter
Lottie AmesAnja Zeman
Frank WymanOllie Lewin
Mr BaumannJack Hardy
Mr KesselJordan Cope
William Desmond TaylorJarrod Makin
Roscoe ‘Fatty’ ArbuckleCarl Unwin
AndyCraig Butterworth
EllaAnita Benson
IrisVicky Mee
Phyllis FosterAmy McMurray
WatchmanGuy Benson

Bobbie Da’BellAlison Darlow-Carter
Rowan DixonNeil Ledward
Amy McMurrayVicky Mee
Laura MooreHannah Osgood
David PerkinsJulie Robinson
Jayne SandersonLouise Smith
Mel SwiftLaura Tindle


DirectorJulie Easter
Musical DirectorVicki Hing
ChoreographerMichael Gamble
Tap ChoreographerFrankie Johnson
BookMichael Stewart
Music and LyricsJerry Herman
Stage ManagerAdrian Wray
Assistant Stage ManagerLynne Leeming
Lighting DesignRobert Bridges
Sound Design & ProductionRob Temperton
Sound 2Harry Bridge
House ManagerGemma Farnell, Simon Sanderson, Ian Steane
Set DesignScenic Projects
CostumesThe Loft Costumes
Wig HireWigs Up North
Props ManagerHelen Whysall
Supplier of rosesBloomin Marvellous Florist
Stage CrewMacaulay Berry, David Burton, Laura Hambleton,
Ash Moulton, Molly Northgate-Simpson
Get-in/out AssistantsBenjamin Hardy, Paul Leeming
Fly Tower OperatorDuncan Gadsby
Radio CommunicationsYouth Fun Days
Follow SpotsSarah Hammond, Lucy Rose
Poster & Programme DesignCraig Butterworth
Headshot PhotographyWH Photography
Rehearsal PhotographyBetty Gamble Photography
Publicity PhotographyDavid J Severn – Studio 3 By Severn
PrintersAccent Commercial Resources
Banner PrintingImage Signage
Social Media & WebsiteCraig Butterworth, Michael Gamble
Rehearsal VenueCastle Rock High School
LTH TechnicianKevin Cutts
Box Office Manager for LTHLucy Brown
Bookings Officer for CTCAnita Benson
Finance OfficerIan Steane
AuditorStuart Smith
Raffle OrganiserMel Swift