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After a triumphant five-star performance of Bernstein’s Candide and a sell-out five-star 2016 season, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra makes its East London debut at the Hackney Empire with Jerry Herman’s hit show Mack and Mabel.
Starring David Bedella (Jerry Springer: The Musical / The Rocky Horror Show / In The Heights) as Mack, Natasha J Barnes (Funny Girl / The Palladium’s All Star Cinderella) as Mabel and Tiffany Graves (Chicago / Sweet Charity / We Will Rock You) as Lottie.
Mack and Mabel is based on the real-life story of Mack Sennett, the “King Of Comedy” and legendary director of the golden age of the Hollywood silent film, who finds himself bankrupt, alone and obsolete. Forced to sell his studio, he reminisces about the glory days, from the chaos of the Keystone Kops to his turbulent love affair with rising star Mabel Norman. A world where heroes wore capes, girls were tied to the railway tracks and it all ended with a pie in the face.
Mack and Mabel features an expansive and toe-tapping score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles) and is widely adored for its classic Broadway hits including I Won’t Send Roses, Time Heals Everything and Tap Your Troubles Away. With the 32-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra in full swing and a star West End cast soon to be announced, don’t miss out on what is sure to be an end of summer treat.
£49.50 – £15 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)
Please Note: Children under 14 years need to be accompanied at all times by a paying adult.
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including a twenty minute interval
Having starred in Jesus Christ Superstar and HMS Pinafore, David Badella is best known for playing the role of Satan in Jerry Springer: The Musical, for which he won the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical.
Natasha first came to the public’s attention last summer when she stepped into the role of Fanny Brice for the West End run of Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre, becoming a 5-star critical wonder, with the Daily Telegraph calling her ‘a sensation in her own right… . This was swiftly followed by Natasha playing the title role in the Palladium’s Cinderella and she has since completed a major UK and Ireland tour of Funny Girl reprising the role of Fanny Brice. Her debut single, Supermodel, will be released in the Autumn.
Best known for her performance of Velma in Chicago at London’s Adelphi Theatre and Cambridge Theatre, having become the first actress to play the leading roles of both Roxie Hart and then Velma Kelly,.