Michael Ball for Playhouse

Feb 6 2015 | By More

Mack & Mabel tour arrives November 2015

Michael Ball is to star in the touring production of musical comedy Mack & Mabel which arrives at the Playhouse for a two-week stay in November 2015.

Michael Ball will star as Mack Sennett in the tour of Mack & Mabel

Michael Ball will star as Mack Sennett in the tour of Mack & Mabel

The new production premieres at the Chichester Festival Theatre. It will be directed by Jonathan Church and choreographed by Stephen Mear. Double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball will star as Mack Sennett, the great comedy director of the silent screen

Based on the true romance between Sennett and Hollywood legend Mabel Normand, the book is by Michael Stewart. Jerry Herman’s score includes such classics as I Won’t Send Roses and Time Heals Everything. The show received eight Tony Award nominations when it opened on Broadway in 1974.

It tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world, surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous bathing beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops.

The show will open at the Chichester Festival theatre in July before embarking on tour from October 1 to December 6. It will visit Plymouth Theatre Royal, Manchester Opera House, Dublin’s BGE Theatre, Edinburgh Playhouse, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre.

Full casting will be announced at a later date.


Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 November
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Full details and tickets on the Playhouse website: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/mack-and-mabel/edinburgh-playhouse/

Purchase the original cast recording from Amazon:

Mack & Mabel on tour:
Mon 13 July – Sat 5 Sept 2015 Chichester
Festival Theatre
01243 781321 Book online
Thurs 1 – Sat 10 October 2015 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 267222 Book online
Mon 12 – Sat 24 October 2015 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
Tue 27 Oct – Sat 7 November 2015 Dublin
BGE Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
Tue 10 – Sat 21 November 2015 Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 November 2015 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
Tue 1 – Sun 6 December Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online


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