Chichester’s summer musical, Mack & Mabel, with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles, opens tonight (playing until 5 September), before touring across the UK and Ireland. Here are a brand new set of production images from our official photographer Roy Tan.
Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, musical comedy Mack & Mabel, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart (book revised by Francine Pascal), received eight Tony Award nominations when it opened on Broadway in 1974. The much-loved score includes ‘Time Heals Everything’, ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ and ‘Tap Your Troubles Away’.
In addition to Ball and LaChance, other casting includes: Anna-Jane Casey as Lottie; Jack Edwards as Fatty, Alex Giannini as Mr Baumann; Gunnar Cauthery as Frank; Mark Inscoe as William Desmond Taylor and Timothy Quinlan as Mr Kessel.
The production is directed by Jonathan Church, Chichester’s artistic director, design is by Robert Jones, choreography is by Stephen Mear, musical direction is by Robert Scott, lighting design is by Howard Harrison, sound design is by Paul Groothuis and video design is by Jon Driscoll. Physical theatre and comedy is by Spymonkey.