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Louie Spence joins Jason Manford in The Producers

Louie Spence

Celebrated dancer, choreographer and television personality, Louie Spence, will join award-winning comedian Jason Manford in the brand new UK Tour of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour in March 2015. Louie will play Carmen Ghia, Roger De Bris’ flamboyant assistant, until Saturday 2 May.

Louie Spence is one of the dance industry’s most unique talents. Since making his West End stage debut in Bugsy Malone aged just 13 he has starred in the original West End cast of Miss Saigon and Cats and has danced alongside Take That, Spice Girls, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder to name but a few. In 2010 SKY1’s Pineapple Dance Studio launched Louie, the Artistic Director of Edit Agency, as a household name and he has remained one, as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, a regular presenter on morning television and housemate on Celebrity Big Brother.

Louie said; “I cannot wait to get into rehearsal and in theatres across the country with The Producers, I’m hugely excited to be part of the company and to be working with such an incredible creative team.”

Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. Together they aim to produce the worst show ever and run away to Rio with millions, but they learn that Showbusiness can always find a way to kick you in the teeth.

Jason Manford who will play the role of downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom said; “I’ve worked with Louie a few times and I literally couldn’t think of a performer more suited to play Carmen Ghia. He’s a fantastic dancer and he knows how to get the laughs”

From the producer of sell-out successes Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn and acclaimed Top Hat director Matthew White, The Producers features a riotous mix of eccentric characters and show stopping songs that will have you toe-tapping your way through the brilliant world of Broadway. Featuring the all-time classic ‘Springtime For Hitler, The Producers is the funniest Broadway musical of all time and this brand new production is destined to delight British audiences with its breathless combination of song, dance and laughter.

Further star casting to be announced in due course!

www.theproducersmusical.co.uk / www.facebook.com/theproducersmusical  / @producerstour

THE PRODUCERS – UK TOUR DATES 2015

Friday 6 – Saturday 14 March
Bromley, Churchill Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7620
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 March
Manchester, Palace Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3019
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 March
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
www.edtheatres.com

Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April
Milton Keynes Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
www.atgtickets.com

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April
Southend-on-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
Box Office: 01702 351135
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

Monday 13 – Saturday 18 April
Brighton, Theatre Royal
Box Office: 0844 871 7650
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 April
Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre
Box Office: 0871 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 27 April – Saturday 2 May
Bristol Hippodrome
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 4 – Saturday 9 May
Belfast, Grand Opera House
Box Office: 028 9024 1919
Website: www.goh.co.uk

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 May
Sunderland, Empire Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3022
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 May
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 25 – Saturday 30 May
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Box Office: 02380 711811
www.mayflower.org.uk

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 June
Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 June
Leeds, Grand Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 June
Glasgow, Theatre Royal
Box Office: 0844 871 7647
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 June
Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre
Box Office: 01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Monday 29 June – Saturday 4 July
Oxford, New Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 3020
www.atgtickets.com

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 July
Dublin, Bord Gáis Theatre
Box Office: +353 (1) 677 7999
Website: www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Friday 14th November 2014

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