As the dust from Ulla’s “tidy oop” settles, and the final feather from the showgirls’ boas floats gently to the deck, it’s time to reflect on the fantastic week that was The Producers. Critics were warmly complimentary, audience comments were glowing with some coming back to see it a second time, and standing ovations were had. The show established some new stars in our company such as Jerrard Doran playing the lead role of Leo Bloom, Fraser Shand as Roger De Bris the director who makes Springtime for Hitler come alive, and Luke Smith as his common-law assistant Carmen Ghia. It also confirmed the credentials of some of our veteran players, Scott Kenneway as Herr Liebkind the crazy kraut who writes Springtime and Andrew McDade as Max Bialystock who is the producer looking to create the sure-fire flop. Henrietta Linnemann meanwhile charmed and delighted audiences as Ulla, while Toni Liddell was just one of many other company members putting in wonderful comic performances to have the audience describing the show as ‘hysterical’ and ‘the funniest version they’ve seen’.
Enjoy some photos of the show, taken by Alan Potter at www.stagepics.co.uk