Award-winning comedian and king of improvisational comedy, Ross Noble will make his musical theatre debut in the 2015 UK Tour of The Producers, which comes to the New Theatre Oxford in June.
Ross Noble joins the cast as Franz Liebkind; the short fused, carrier pigeon keeping, former Nazi, brought on board by Max Bialystok and Leo Bloom (Jason Manford), to help them in their plot to stage the worst musical of all time.
Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Oscar-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.
Ross said of his role: “I am very excited about appearing in The Producers.
“I am a huge fan of the show and for anyone who loves comedy, the chance to perform the work of Mel Brooks is amazing!”
Master surrealist Ross Noble has been performing as a stand-up comedian since the age of 15.
His countless accolades include Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, Barry Award winner, Manchester Evening News Theatre Award, Perrier Award nominee and several Chortle Awards.
Unveiling a new sell-out show every year for the last 15 years Ross is one of the most successful comedians of our time.
Ross’ worldwide travel as a stand-up was the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 programs Ross Noble Goes Global and Ross Noble On and series FreeWheeling on DAVE earlier this year.
He joins The Producers fresh from his UK and Australian tour Tangentleman.
Jason Manford said of the news: “Ross is one of the most exciting and inventive comedians the UK has produced, he is one of those rare breed of comics who simply has funny bones.
“It’s a genius bit of casting!”
Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam.
Together they aim to produce the worst show ever and run away to Rio with millions.
Louie Spence has been cast as Carmen Ghia, the flamboyantly gay assistant of the show’s theatre director, Roger De Bris. He is appearing in the show from March to May.
Other casting is yet to be announced.
Featuring a riotous mix of eccentric characters and the all-time classic song ‘Springtime For Hitler’, The Producers is the funniest Broadway musical of all time.