A new production of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's 1974 Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, starring Michael Ball and Rebeccca LaChance in the title roles, opens officially at Chichester Festival Theatre July 21, following previews that began July 13, for a run through Sept. 5, to be followed by a U.K. and Ireland tour.
Also in featured roles are Anna-Jane Casey, Jack Edwards, Alex Giannini, Mark Inscoe and Timothy Quinlan.
Also in the cast are Ashley Andrews, Adam Denman, Nicole Deon, Michelle Francis, Emily Langham, Jenny Legg, Rebecca Louis, Joshua Lovell, Grace McKee, Joseph Prouse, Rohan Richards, Emily Shaw, Sam Stones, Andrew Waldron, Zara Warren and Libby Watts.
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The production is directed by Jonathan Church, artistic director of Chichester Festival Theatre, with designs by Robert Jones, choreography by Stephen Mear, musical direction by Robert Scott, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Jon Driscoll. Physical theatre and comedy is by Spymonkey who have appeared with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
The musical has had two previous West End outings in 1995 and 2005 that transferred from Leicester and Newbury, respectively.
To book tickets for Chichester, contact the Box Office on 01243 781312 or visit www.cft.org.uk. For full dates on the U.K. tour, which runs Oct. 1-Dec. 6, visit mackandmabelmusical.com.