Tower Theatre Company's The Producers at Bridewell
The Tower Theatre Company present their production of Mel Brooks' musical comedy The Producers, directed by David Taylor, at Bridewell Theatre in central London from 17 to 21 Jun 2014.
Synopsis: 'A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby deceiving their backers (all 'little old ladies') out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry, the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they manoeuvre their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive 'Springtime For Hitler'), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.'
With a book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, The Producers originally premiered on Broadway in March 2001 at the St. James Theatre, winning a record 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and continued its run until April 2007.