Phill Jupitus & David Bedella complete casting for The Producers UK Tour

David Bedella
David Bedella

Comedian Phill Jupitus and cult musical theatre star David Bedella are the final big names to be cast in the UK tour of The Producers which starts at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre in March.

Jupitus will be joining the previously announced Jason Manford (Leo Bloom) and Louie Spence (Carmen Ghia) as short-fused, former Nazi Franz Liebkind, brought on board by Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom to help them in their plot to put on the worst musical of all time.

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He will share the role with fellow comedian Ross Noble, who will play Franz from May 18.

Olivier Award winner David Bedella plays the flamboyant stage director Roger De Bris.

David created the role of Satan/Warm-Up Man in Jerry Spinger the Opera and has an international following for his recurring role as transsexual Frank ‘N’ Furter in the Rocky Horror Show.

He recently wowed London audiences in the title role of Sweeney Todd. His further credits include: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Molokov in Chess In Concert and Hedwig in Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

Broadway and West End star Cory English reprises his role as Max, one he previously played to critical acclaim in London and on tour.

West End leading lady Tiffany Graves has been cast as Nordic sexbomb Ulla, the object of Leo Bloom’s affections.

Completing the cast will be Abigail Brodie, Jaye Elster, Rebecca Fennelly, Olivia Fines, Andrew Gordon-Watkins, Fenton Gray, Aime Hodnett, Paul Hutton, Nia Jermin, Joel Montague, Genevieve Nicole, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Jay Webb, Russell Wilcox and Aron Wild.

UK Tour Dates

March 6–14, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
March 16-21, Palace Theatre, Manchester
March 23-28, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
March 30-April 4, Milton Keynes Theatre
April 7-11, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
April 13-18, Theatre Royal, Brighton
April 20-25, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
April 27-May 2, Bristol Hippodrome
May 4-9, Grand Opera House, Belfast
May 11-16, Empire Theatre, Sunderland
May 18-23, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
May 25-30, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
June 1-6, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
June 8-13, Grand Theatre, Leeds
June 15-20, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
June 22-27, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
June 29-July 4, Oxford New Theatre
July 6-11, Bord Gáis Theatre, Dublin.

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