Innuendo makes for a great night

Review: The Producers, Blackpool Operatic Players

Friday, 15th April 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 11:22 am
BLACKPOOL OPERATIC PLAYERS - THE PRODUCERS Leo singing his song "I Want To Be A Producer"

New York producer Max Bialystock joins forces with meek accountant Leo Bloom to stage the worst ever Broadway show, Springtime For Hitler, only for their plans to backfire.

The appeal and popularity of the piece is due mostly to it’s complete disrespect, innuendo and wacky choreography.

The role of Max (Howard G Raw) must surely be the most demanding part in musical theatre, although this slick and polished performance made it look easy.

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BLACKPOOL OPERATIC PLAYERS - THE PRODUCERS Left: Howard G Raw, playing Max Bialystock Centre: Cheryl Dakin, playing Ulla Right: Neil Townsend, playing Leo Bloom.

The ridiculously funny scenario to raise money for his production by providing sexual favours to wealthy little old ladies, led by naughty Karen Gray-Thornton, was a scream.

Leo (Nick Townsend) dithered to cringing perfection and his singing voice was delightful during ‘Til Him.

The all-female production team of producer Emma Norman, choreographer Sarah Cosgrove and Helen Harrison. leading the fine orchestra. proved to be a formidable combination culminating in a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Yvonne Fielding

BLACKPOOL OPERATIC PLAYERS - THE PRODUCERS Left: Howard G Raw, playing Max Bialystock Centre: Cheryl Dakin, playing Ulla Right: Neil Townsend, playing Leo Bloom.