Full casting has been announced for Chichester’s big summer musical, Mack & Mabel, starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance.
Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, this musical comedy received eight Tony Award nominations when it opened on Broadway in 1974.
The much-loved score includes Time Heals Everything, I Won’t Send Roses and Tap Your Troubles Away.
Michael Ball plays Mack Sennett. Recent theatre credits include the title role in Sweeney Todd (Chichester’s Festival 2011 and West End), Hairspray, Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Passion, Aspects of Love, The Woman in White and The Phantom of the Opera.
Rebecca LaChance’s credits include her recent Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as a featured ensemble member while understudying Jessie Mueller in the title role.
Other casting includes Anna-Jane Casey whose credits include The Comedy of Errors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory), Jack Edwards (West End productions of Betty Blue Eyes and Sweet Charity), Alex Giannini who last appeared at Chichester in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Gunnar Cauthery (The House of Special Purpose at Chichester and Little Shop of Horrors), Mark Inscoe (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and Timothy Quinlan (Jersey Boys and The Full Monty).
The company also includes 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.
The production is directed by Jonathan Church, Chichester’s artistic director.
Following the Chichester run, the production will tour across the UK and Ireland from October 1–December 6.
Mack & Mabel will be at the Festival Theatre, Chichester from July 13–September 5.
July 13-September 5, Festival Theatre Chichester
October 1-10, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
October 12-24, Manchester Opera House
October 27-November 7, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
November 10-21, Edinburgh Playhouse
November 23-28, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
December 1-6, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.