Michael Ball returns to Chichester this summer in a major new production of Mack & Mabel, directed by Jonathan Church, which opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October.
Michael Stewart & Jerry Herman musical is based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. The show received eight Tony Award nominations when it opened on Broadway in 1974.
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.
Ball co-produced Chichester Festival 2010’s West End transfer of Love Story.
Further casting is to be announced.
The production is directed by Jonathan Church, Chichester’s artistic director. Chichester credits include Festival 2014’s Taken at Midnight (also West End) and Amadeus, The Last Confession (Toronto, Los Angeles and Australia tour), Singin’ in the Rain (also West End and tour), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (also West End) and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also West End).
Other credits include Of Mice and Men (West End and tour) and The Witches (West End and tour).
Mack & Mabel will be at the Festival Theatre, Chichester from July 13 – September 5.
October 1-10, Plymouth Theatre Royal
October 12-24, Manchester Opera House
October 27-November 7, Dublin BGE Theatre
November 10-21, Edinburgh Playhouse
November 23-28, Nottingham Theatre Royal
December 1-6, Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre