Smash! by Jack Rosenthal with Tom Conti at Menier

Smash! by Jack Rosenthal, opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory, an off West End venue, in south London, on 31 March 2011, following previews from 24 March - running to 8 May 2011

Cast includes Tom Conti whose film credits include Shirley Valentine; Reuben, Reuben and Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. His London stage credits include Whose Life is it Anyway?, Present Laughter, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell and They're Playing Our Song. On television, he is perhaps best known for his appearances on Friends as Emily's father.

Other cast announced so far includes Kerry Shale, Natalie Walter.

Directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Gareth Owen.

Comic but scathing look at the journey to get a musical from page to stage, complete with a cantankerous composer, a fantasist lyricist, a neophyte female novelist turned playwright, a cocksure director and a bombastic producer.

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