Jason Manford to star in comedy coming to HMT

Comedian Jason Manford is set to star in The Producers when it comes to Aberdeen
Comedian Jason Manford is set to star in The Producers when it comes to Aberdeen

Award winning comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand new UK Tour of The Producers, which comes to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in the summer.

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 in March 2015, and will be staged at HMT for a week-long run from Monday, June 22.

One of the UK’s best loved comedians, Jason will take on the role of downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom in his first ever musical theatre UK tour.

His wealth of experience spans from a critically-acclaimed West End role in Sweeney Todd, alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, to award-winning stand-up comedy shows across the country.

Jason said: “I’m so thrilled to be starring in my favourite musical of all time.

“Mel Brooks is a genius and I’m so excited to be playing the iconic role he created. The show is a riot of laughs from start to finish.”

Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom 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 the all-time classic Springtime For Hitler, The Producers may be the funniest Broadway musical of all time and this brand new production is destined to delight British audiences with its breathless combination of song, dance and laughter.

Tickets for The Producer at His Majesty’s Theatre 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.