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Mack and Mabel at The Vault Southwark Playhouse
Danielle Tarento presents Mack and Mabel, at the Vault, at Southwark Playhouse, a fringe venue in south London, from 5 July to 25 Aug 2012.
The musical has book by Michael Stewart with music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Revised by Francine Pascal. Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelgass.
It is directed by Thom Southerland and features Norman Bowman (Mack), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Mabel).
Mack and Mabel is set in the early days of motion pictures and follows the tumultuous, real-life romantic relationship between movie director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, who became one of the biggest screen stars in the world. Told in a series of flashbacks, Sennett relates the glory days of the Keystone Studios from 1911, when he discovered Normand and cast her in dozens of his early 'two-reelers', through his creation of Sennett's Bathing Beauties and the Keystone Cops to Mabel's death from TB in 1930.
The show has designs and costumes by Jason Denvir, lighting by Howard Hudson, choreography by Lee Proud, sound by Andrew Johnson. Musical Director is Michael Bradley.