The Producers – Theatre Royal NottinghamNovember 9, 2015
25 – 29 October 2016
For the first time at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, Mel Brooks’ record breaking, 12 Tony award winning musical – The Producers
Originally produced on Broadway in 2001, based on one of the funniest films ever made, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, the musical not only broke box office records, but had the most amazing reception. The New York Times said: “How do you single out highlights in a bonfire ?… It is, to put it simply, the real thing: a big Broadway book musical that is so ecstatically drunk on its powers to entertain that it leaves you delirious, too” The story is based around the character of Max Bialystock, a down and out Broadway producer whose latest work flopped on opening night. Max, scrabbling to stay afloat, experiences a change in fortune when downtrodden accountant, Leo Bloom, discovers there is money to be made in Max’s theatrical failure. As a result, the pair form an unlikely union with the goal of creating the world’s worst musical – Springtime for Hitler! The plot develops as the duo enlists the help of ridiculous and outrageous characters on the way such as crazy pigeon and Third Reich enthusiast Franz Liebkind, Ulla the blonde bombshell secretary/receptionist and the flamboyant director Roger De Bris, not to forget a horde of tap-dancing, zimmer-whirling old ladies. Book now for what may well be the funniest night out next Autumn.
Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan.
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
By special arrangement with StudioCanal
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. On behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
Tickets available from the Box Office. 0115 989 5555 and www.trch.co.uk
Wednesday, Saturday, Matinees – 2:30pm
Tuesday Eve to Staurday Eve – 7:30pm