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Danielle Tarento in association with Southwark Playhouse presents
Mack & Mabel
“abso-bloody-lutely magnificent... an Olympic proof hit”
★★★★★  Front Row Dress
“glorious staging with some of the highest production values a fringe show has surely ever seen”
★★★★  Evening Standard
“moving, witty, classy and musically superb... one of the hits of the year, on or off West End”
★★★★  The Public Reviews
“this version is superb”
★★★★  Time Out
“this production is the perfect fringe tonic that doesn't shy away from the toxic either”
 The Stage
“quite definitely the musical of the year”
★★★★★  Remote Goat
“Lee Proud's choreography is Broadway-worthy”
★★★★  Time Out
“Laura Pitt-Pulford travels the arc of Mabel's career with pure brilliance and an effortless singing voice”
★★★★  One Stop Arts
“a moving, weighty experience that is not to be missed”
 The London Magazine
“all bets are off...this winning production has every show in London trumped hands down!”
★★★★★  Extra Extra
“this dark and daring musical comes bursting out of a tunnel at Southwark Playhouse, auditioning for its West end transfer”
★★★★  Broadway Baby
“Laura Pitt-Pulford is mesmerising from the moment she stumbles gauchely into Sennett's studio”
 The Guardian
“a high class fringe show that doesn't have to hide behind the big West End productions”
 Confessions of a Showgirl
“a better value-for-money ticket you would be hard pressed to find in London”
★★★★  Gay Times
“without a doubt one of the best musicals I have seen away from the west End in years”
★★★★★  Backstage Pass
“a witty, tender and good-looking production with a fine score, a tight cast, full band and one big star in the making in Laura Pitt-Pulford”
★★★★  Broadway Baby
“simply the most eloquent, beautiful production I've seen... truly magnificent”
★★★★★  Mellowday
“rivetingly focusing on the grit behind the glamour, Norman Bowman lends Mack and air of determination and loneliness”
★★★★  Sunday Express
“as musicals go, it is impossible to fault the technical execution...a memorable production and a brave reworking”
 The Upcoming
“there is nothing in this pitch-perfect production that is not West End quality”
 Curtain Up
“the songs are premier league; I Won't Send Roses and Time Heals Everything are nothing short of genius and they're gloriously sung here accompanied by a terrific band”
★★★★  Attitude

 

1920’s Hollywood. A time when movies were silent and cinema was magic. Mack Sennett, “King of Comedy” and creator of The Keystone Kops, discovers Mabel Normand, a waitress from Brooklyn, casts her in his two-reelers and turns her into a star.

 

So began one of Hollywood’s most tempestuous and heart-wrenching love stories. But life isn’t like the movies - ambition, dalliance and the impending but inevitable threat of change put unbearable pressure on their relationship. Romance turns to jealousy as stardom invites scandal and heartbreak.

 

With a spectacular, soaring score including “Look What Happened To Mabel”, “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything” Mack & Mabel is a beautiful, touching and ultimately heart-breaking story of two of Hollywood’s greatest icons.