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The Producers – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Book:  Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music/Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Raz Shaw Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The original movie version of The Producers was so outrageously funny it is hard to imagine a musical version could be an improvement. Yet this festive season The Royal Exchange certainly have a damn good try with director Raz Shaw’s staging of the musical. Producer Max ...

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The Producers – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan  Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Directors: Lewis Butler and Nick Charters Reviewer: Alice Fowler Based on Mel Brooks’ much-loved movie, The Producers took Broadway by storm, galvanising audiences in the wake of 9/11. PPA’s version of this outrageous, high-camp hit plays in the shadow of another fallen edifice – Harvey Weinstein - whose downfall ...

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The Producers – New Theatre Oxford

Director: Matthew White Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Reviewer: Katy Roberts This stylish revival of Mel Brooks' 2001 musical looks great, sounds great, and is supported by a large cast with several strong performances. Unfortunately, with the musical's script dating from 1968 (when the film on which the show is based was released), the humour ...

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The Producers – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks &Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted by Mel Brooks from his own 1968 Oscar-winning movie, The Producers proves to be just as much a winner as it was when it first appeared on stage in 2001,accumulatingas it did a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.This brand new production with a dream central ...

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The Producers – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Mel Brooks Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Musical Supervisor &Director : Andrew Hilton Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Producers is based on Mel Brook's Academy Award winning motion picture of the same name. It has been a runaway success on Broadway and the in West End, winning 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. From ...

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The Producers – Liverpool Empire

Music/Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks &Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: John Roberts As opening night’s go, you couldn’t ask for a better reception than the one given to the cast of Mel Brooks’ The Producers as they landed in Liverpool for the week. Laughter radiated through the auditorium, a rapturous standing ovation received and even a show-stopping moment ...

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The Producers – Mayflower, Southampton

Composer and Lyricist: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   The Producers is unique both in content and style but what an absolute hit it is as a stage production.Taken from the book written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, the production is on tour and arrived at The Mayflower with a very well-known cast and a string ...

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The Producers – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew Wright Reviewer: Chris Oldham From the off, how much you enjoy Mel Brooks' riotous multi-Tony award winning adaptation of his own 1968 film will likely hinge on how far you're willing to allow your boundaries of taste to be tested. It's New York, 1959, and after Broadway ...

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