Following 14 sell-out worldwide tours, award-winning comedian and king of improvisational comedy, Ross Noble is to make his musical theatre debut in the 2015 UK Tour of The Producers, coming to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in the summer.
The master surrealist joins the cast from Monday, May 18, as Franz Liebkind; the short fused, carrier pigeon keeping, former Nazi, brought on board by Max Bialystok and Leo Bloom (played Jason Manford) to help them in their plot to put on the worst musical of all time.
Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour March.
Ross says of his role: “I am very excited about appearing in The Producers. I am a huge fan of the show and for anyone who loves comedy, the chance to perform the work of Mel Brooks is amazing!”
Performing as a stand-up comedian since the age of 15, Ross’ countless accolades include Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, Barry Award winner, Manchester Evening News Theatre Award, Perrier Award nominee and several Chortle Awards.
Unveiling a new sell-out show every year for the last 15 years, he is one of the most successful comedians of our time exuding an on-stage presence unlike any other.
Ross’ worldwide travel as a stand-up was the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 programs Ross Noble Goes Global and Ross Noble On and series FreeWheeling on DAVE earlier this year. He joins The Producers fresh from his UK and Australian tour Tangentleman.
Co-star Jason Manford said of the news: "Ross is one of the most exciting and inventive comedians the UK has produced, he is one of those rare breed of comics who simply has funny bones. It's a genius bit of casting!"
Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom (Jason Manford) to help him pull off Broadway's greatest scam. Together they aim to produce the worst show ever and run away to Rio with millions, but they learn that Showbusiness can always find a way to kick you in the teeth.
Featuring a riotous mix of eccentric characters and the all-time classic song Springtime For Hitler, The Producers is the funniest Broadway musical of all time.
Further star casting to be announced in due course! The Producers is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and with direction from Matthew White (Top Hat).
Tickets for The Producers, at His Majesty’s Theatre from June 22 to 27, are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.
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