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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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The Producers – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s hard to believe that the original 1968 film of The Producers was Mel Brooks’ first outing as a feature film director. Looking back, the choice of subject matter seems a remarkably confident one for one with, at that time, little reputation within ...

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The Producers – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Matthew White Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Mel Brooks Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Eyebrows were no doubt raised when it was announced that Jason Manford, of stand-up comedy and The One Show fame, would be treading the boards in a national tour of Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers. The man is obviously a very successful ...

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The Producers – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mel Brooks Choreographer: Lee Proud Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The show must go on, as they say. And thus, despite a technical hitch which forced the curtain down just 5 minutes in, the show most certainly went on. Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, The Producers, arrives in Edinburgh for a limited run as part of its UK tour, ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Naomi Stevens From the lively opening number set in a garage, Tonight's the Night starts with a bang. The audience are immediately introduced to the main characters and there is a wall of sound as the curtain goes up. The plot involves Stuart, a rather introverted and somewhat geeky ...

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Tonight’s The Night – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s down in Gasoline Alley, Detroit. Here we meet Stuart, madly in love with garage receptionist Mary but unable to declare his love, the lovelorn lad makes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for that of his idol Rod Stewart. He then learns the ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music &Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London and ...

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Tonight’s The Night – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Christopher Hong First appearing in 2003, this jukebox musical has made a couple of tours around the country and has now arrived in Wimbledon. The show cherry picks the full back catalogue of Rod Stewart’s music with a storyline which certainly massages the ego and image of the singer. An underwhelming opening ...

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