Mack & Mabel

UK & Ireland Tour

Producer & General Manager


Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan
Photographer Manuel Harlan

Playful Productions produced, general managed and tour booked the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Mack & Mabel on a major UK and Ireland tour. Opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, it then toured to Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cardiff, and starred double Olivier award-winning Michael Ball as Mack Sennett.

Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops.

Mack & Mabel featured an outstanding score by Jerry Herman and was widely admired for its classic Broadway hits including I Won’t Send Roses and Time Heals Everything.

The production was directed by Jonathan Church and choreographed by Stephen Mear, with design by Rob Jones.

Mack & Mabel was produced by Chichester Festival Theatre and Playful Productions.