Mack and Mabel

28 JAN – 1 FEB 2020

Based on an idea by LEONARD SPIGELGLASS

Book by MICHAEL STEWART
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN

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

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About the show

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

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 and 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 and 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!

Cast and Creatives

Mack Sennett – GARETH WYNNE
Mabel Normand – HOLLY EASTER
Lottie Ames – ANJA PALMER

Frank Wyman – OLLIE LEWIN
Mr Baumann – JACK HARDY
Mr Kessel – JORDAN COPE
William Desmond Taylor – IAN LEE-BENNETT
Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle – CARL UNWIN
Andy – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Ella – ANITA BENSON
Iris – LAURIE TROTT
Phyllis Foster – BOBBIE DA’BELL
Watchman – GUY BENSON

Company
DUNCAN GADSBY
ALEX HUDSON
FRANKIE JOHNSON
ALIX JOHNSTON
AMY MCMURRARY
AARON MURRAY
VICKY MEE
HANNAH OSGOOD
JULIE ROBINSON
JAYNE SANDERSON
LOUISE SMITH
MEL SWIFT

Director – JULIE EASTER
Musical Director – VICKI HING
Choreographer – MICHAEL GAMBLE