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The Producers cast find out it’s not all glitz and glamour

Posted on 4th May 2011 by Steve Smith

With BrassNeck Theatre putting the final touches to their next production The Producers, young cast members are finding out musical theatre isn’t all glitz and glamour. Mel Brooks’ riotous musical has many a hilarious plot twist but none more so than when almost the whole cast turn into little old ladies to perform an amazing tap number using their zimmer frames!


The cast were given their zimmer frames a couple of weeks ago and have been working hard to perfect their dance routine using their zimmers as their tap shoes.  21 members of the ensemble, both male and female, will be transformed into little old ladies and all perform the dance which became famous when The Producers first opened on Broadway and then transferred to the West End for a successful run at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane starring Nathan lane.

Tap dancing, zimmer frame laden Grannies is just one of the hilarious and outrageous parts of The Producers, which was adapted from Mel Brooks’ original film starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that The Producers is.  But it is never boring and you will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was!

As always BrassNeck Theatre have assembled an unrivalled cast for the show, with Richard Lloyd and Tom Kyle teaming up to play Max and Leo respectively and newcomers to the company Andrew Walton and Paul Rookes playing the much coveted roles of Roger and Franz.  Paul Bamber is playing Carmen and Caroline Bayfield, playing Ulla, completes the principal line up.

The Producers is a must see show which is brought to you by one of the leading companies in the area.  BrassNeck Theatre had tremendous success with their first two shows Footloose and Our House and The Producers seems set to be just as un-missable. The show runs at Yeadon Town Hall from 17th-21st May, tickets are available by calling the box office on 0113 250 5011 or by email.