The full cast for the tour of The Producers (based on Mel Brooks’ beloved movie) has ben confirmed, with comedian Jason Manford as timid accountant Leo Bloom being joined by Cory English (reprising his role as Max Bialystock, one he played to critical acclaim in London’s West End) and Tiffany Graves as Ulla, the object of Leo Bloom’s affections. The tour opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley in March 2015.
Olivier Award-winning actor David Bedella will play the flamboyant director Roger De Bris, chosen by Max Bialystock in an attempt to ensure ‘Springtime for Hitler’ is a flop. Dancer, choreographer and television personality Louie Spence plays his equally flamboyant assistant Carmen Ghia (until 2 May).
Ross Noble and Phill Jupitus share the role of Franz Liebkind; the short-fused, carrier pigeon-keeping, former Nazi, brought on board by Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom to help them in their plot to put on the worst musical of all time.
The Producers is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and is staged by Top Hat director Matthew White. Also in the creative team are choreographer Lee Proud, designer Paul Farnsworth, lighting designer Paul Anderson, musical director Andrew Hilton, orchestrator Chris Walker, sound designer Gareth Owen and casting director James Orange.
Adam Spiegel says: “The Producers is the biggest, funniest Broadway musical of all time. It’s filled with fabulous costumes, glamorous dancing girls, hysterical show tunes and an incredible live band. With a cast of the most celebrated, well-loved comedians in the UK today and the very best singers and dancers from London’s West End this production of Mel Brook’s record-breaking, award-winning comedy is guaranteed to be a hilarious night out!”
The cast for The Producers is completed by Abigail Brodie, Jaye Elster, Rebecca Fennelly, Olivia Fines, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Fenton Gray, Aime Hodnett, Paul Hutton, Nia Jermin, Joel Montague, Genevieve Nicole, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Jay Webb, Russell Wilcox and Aron Wild.
* Louie Spence plays Carmen Ghia until 2 May.
* Phill Jupitus plays Franz Liebkind until 16 May.
* Ross Noble plays Franz Liebkind from 18 May.