Producers have today announced that Jason Manford will star in a new UK tour of The Producers for 2015. The tour opens at the Churchill Theatre Bromley in March before visiting locations including Manchester, Edinburgh, Southend, Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol.
Manford, although best known for his comedy is no stranger to the musical stage having appeared in Sweeney Todd alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.
For Manford, The Producers is the perfect choice for his first musical UK tour. “I’m so thrilled to be starring in my favourite musical of all time. Mel Brooks is a genius and I’m so excited to be playing the iconic rôle he created. The show is a riot of laughs from start to finish.”
Mel Brooks, writer of The Producers is looking forward to the tour.“It’s brilliant to see The Producers being brought to life again with this new production and I can’t wait to see what Jason Manford brings to the rôle of Leo.”
Further casting is still to be announced.