"Mack & Mabel" at Criterion from 5 April 2006

"Mack & Mabel" at Criterion from 5 April 2006

The Watermill Theatre touring production of Mack & Mabel, will open at the Criterion Theatre 10 April 2006, following previews from 5 April - booking to 22 July 2006, starring David Soul & Janie Dee.

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Mack & Mabel music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart.

It is directed by John Doyle.

Out of the Silent Movie era and the heady heights of 1920s Hollywood, Mack and Mabel tells the heart-wrenching love story of two of its greatest legends; director Mack Sennett, 'The King of Comedy' and creator of the Keystone Cops, and his star, comedienne Mabel Normand. When Mabel arrives on Mack’s set she catches his eye and soon captures his heart. Before long she is starring in Sennett’s two-reelers and together they bring magic to the silver screen. Yet ambition, dalliance and the impending threat of change make for a stormy relationship. Romance turns to jealousy while stardom foreshadows scandal and heartbreak. But despite the odds, the pair can never escape their love for each other.

DAVID SOUL is best known as Hutch (the blond one) in the 70s TV cop show "Starsky and Hutch" . His West End credits include Jerry Springer The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre in 2004; "Comic Potential" at the Lyric in 1999, "Dead Monkey" at the Whitehall in 1998.

JANIE DEE'S London stage credits include "Betrayal" at the Duchess in 2003; "My One And Only" at the Piccadilly in 2002; "Comic Potential" at the Lyric in 1999; "Enter The Guardsman" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997.

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