Music Theatre Bristol presents Mack and Mabel

Mack and Mabel is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The plot involves the tumultuous romantic relationship between Hollywood director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand (transformed from an artist's model to a waitress from Flatbush, Brooklyn for the musical), who became one of his biggest stars. In a series of flashbacks, Sennett relates the glory days of Keystone Studios from 1911, when he discovered Normand and cast her in dozens of his early "two-reelers", through his creation of Sennett's Bathing Beauties and the Keystone Cops to Mabel's death from tuberculosis in 1930.

Winston Theatre

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Audience Warnings:

  • It is illegal to use recording equipment during this performance./contains sexual reference/contains references to suicide and substance that may be distressing to some viewers

Credits

Directed by Lily Dyble
Produced by Harry Petty and Grace Calvert
Musical Direction Harry Loble and Layla Madanat
Written By Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman
Choreography Rachel Clements