Ross Noble will make his musical theatre debut in the 2015 UK tour of The Producers.
The comedian will join Jason Manford and Louie Spence in the tour from Monday 18th May. He will play Franz Liebkind; the short fused, carrier pigeon keeping, former Nazi, brought on board by Max Bialystok and Leo Bloom (Jason Manford) to help them in their plot to put on the worst musical of all time.
Ross said of his role, “I am very excited about appearing in The Producers. I am a huge fan of the show and for anyone who loves comedy, the chance to perform the work of Mel Brooks is amazing!”
His co-star Jason Manford commented, “Ross is one of the most exciting and inventive comedians the UK has produced, he is one of those rare breed of comics who simply has funny bones. It’s a genius bit of casting!”
The Producers is based on Mel Brooks’ Academy Award winning movie and is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm picking up 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.
The synopsis for the show is: Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom (Jason Manford) 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. Featuring a riotous mix of eccentric characters and the all-time classic song ‘Springtime For Hitler’, The Producers is the funniest Broadway musical of all time
Further casting will be announced in the coming weeks. Head over to www.theproducersmusical.co.uk for the full list of dates.