We've known our Mack and our Mabel for a while, but the London Musical Theatre Orchestra have now announced the full cast for the one-night-only concert at the Hacknew Empire on 23 September 2017. And to celebrate the first day of rehearsal, they've released a video of David Bedella singing ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ - oh, and don't forget to enter our MACK AND MABEL competition to win tickets!
Full casting has been announced for next weekend’s London Musical Theatre Orchestra much-anticipated concert presentation of Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel, which runs for one night only at Hackney Empire on Saturday 23 September 2017. Have you got your tickets yet? Have you entered the competition on our sister site StageFaves.com?
As previously announced, Mack and Mabel stars David Bedella as Mack, Natasha J Barnes as Mabel and Tiffany Graves as Lottie. They are joined by Will Arundell (LMTO Candide in Concert, LMTO Honeymoon In Vegas, A Little Night Music) as Kessel, Jack Edwards (Guys & Dolls, Betty Blue Eyes, Sweet Charity) as Fatty Arbuckle, Matthew Harvey (Les Miserables, Loserville) and Liam Tamne (Starlight Express, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show, Hair).
In addition, the LMTO chorus includes: Elissa Churchill, Charlotte Clitherow, Hywell Dowsel, Rhiannon Doyle, Benjamin Froehlich, Barry Keenan, James Leeman, Genevieve McCarthy, Chris McGuigan, Brian O’Muiri, Lydia Shaw, Tim Southgate, Veronica Van Muyen, Charlotte Vaughan, Rebecca Withers and Matthew James Willis.
The performers are accompanied by the 32-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra in full swing. The evening is directed by Shaun Kerrison and choreographed by Anthony Whiteman.
Mack and Mabel is based on the real-life story of Mack Sennett, the legendary director of the golden age of the Hollywood silent film and King Of Comedy, 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 and the splendour of Charlie Chaplin, 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 and features now-classic Broadway hits such as I Won’t Send Roses, Time Heals Everything and Tap Your Troubles Away.