Llandaff Theatre Company
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producersonce again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly «boffo» hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.
The plot is simple: 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 bilking 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 maneuver 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 insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producersskewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an «equal opportunity offender!»
Show week Thursday 11th — Saturday 13th October at The YMCA Theatre, Cardiff.
Doors open 7pm and show starts at 7.30pm
Tickets are £10
Box Office 02920 217295