Mack & Mabel

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Michael Ball stars in

Mack & Mabel

'A grand revival of a grand show' ★★★★ (Daily Express)


Thursday 1 - Saturday 10 October 2015 Download Calendar

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Direct from its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, the dazzling Broadway musical comedy Mack & Mabel stars double Olivier award-winning Michael Ball (Hairspray, Sweeney Todd) as Mack Sennett and introduces Rebecca LaChance (Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Mabel Normand.

Based on the real-life romance between legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and his rising star Mabel Normand, it tells the story of Hollywood’s golden age, where the fun of the silent screen was dominated by the hysterical chaos of the Keystone Kops and the glamour of the bathing beauties. A world where heroes wore capes, girls were tied to the railway tracks and it all ended with a pie in the face.

Mack & Mabel features an outstanding score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles) and is widely admired for its classic Broadway hits including I Won’t Send Roses, Time Heals Everything and Tap Your Troubles Away.

In a production by a multi award-winning team, with direction by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain) design by Robert Jones (The Wizard of Oz) and choreography by Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins), this Evening Standard award winning musical comedy is both a poignant love story and a joyous celebration of the excitement, glamour and sparkling humour of the era of silent movies.

Access Performances

Audio Described
Thursday 8th October 2.30pm

Mack & Mabel – reactions from Chichester Festival Theatre ahead of the tour premiere in Plymouth…

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
Mon – Thu 7.30pm
A: £49, B: £47, C: £36, D: £34, E: £24 (RV)
Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm
A: £52.50, B: £49, C: £38, D: £36, E: £25 (RV)
Thu Matinee 2.30pm
A: £35, B: £33, C: £26, D: £24, E: £21.50

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.


A grand revival of a grand show

Daily Express

Michael Ball cuts a dash in Jonathan Church’s lavish revival.
Rebecca La Chance is a beautiful fit.
An infectious paean to the glory days of the silver screen.

Daily Telegraph

A slick and stylish show.
Ball possesses a magnificent voice and LaChance is funny, graceful and engaging

Evening Standard

A whizz-bang show… with Michael Ball dominating the stage. Jonathan Church directs with customary brio …and Stephen Mear’s choreography is outstanding

Daily Express

A Delight.
Michael Ball is quite superb as Mack and Rebecca LaChance deeply affecting as Mabel.

Sunday Express

Ingenious designs, rapturous music, witty choreography… moments of sheer swooning movie and musical magic

The Times

One knockout Herman number after another

New York Times
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