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Press Release: Mack & Mabel

posted 15 Apr 2013, 04:35 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎
Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society, now in their 43rd year, are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming musical MACK & MABEL.  The production runs from Wednesday 1st May to Sunday 5th May, nightly at 8pm in St. Josephs Hall, Kilcock.  This production is proudly presented by arrangement with Samuel French Limited.
It is 1938, and the days of the silent film are over, effectively ending Mack Sennett’s career. In a series of flashbacks, the great Hollywood comic director reminisces about his career from the sound stage of the studios he once dominated. He relates the glory days of the Keystone Studios from 1910, when he discovered Mabel Normand, star of dozens of his early “two-reelers”. Mack and Mabel fall in love but when they fail to reach the altar, Mabel leaves Mack and he goes on to invent the Keystone Kops, whose iconic image comes to define silent film comedy. Their tempestuous relationship continues over the years as each suffer both personal and professional highs and lows.  Featuring a host of memorable numbers including "Tap Your Troubles Away" and "I Won't Send Roses", Mack and Mabel boasts a vibrant, memorable score.  Book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.
Mack and Mabel is directed by Philippa Alford, with Musical Direction by Dave McGauran and Choreography by Julie Donnelly.  At the heart of this Ensemble-driven piece are John Furlong as Mack Sennett, Sharon Murphy as Mabel Normand and Sinead McLoughlin as Lottie Ames.  The cast also includes: Peter Manning as Frank Wyman, Andrew Docherty as Mr. Kleiman, Peter Fay as Mr. Fox, William Lacey as William Desmond Taylor, Eamonn Nolan as Wally, Elliot Fowler as Freddie, Gary O’Shaughnessy as Andy, Linda Tapley as Ella and Lorraine Murphy as Iris.  The cast are joined by the ladies and gents chorus of KMDS.
Tickets are now on sale for this year's production.  All seats €15, however, group rates are available. Tickets can be reserved by calling 087 2475376, or purchased locally in The Chocolate Box or Harbour Pharmacy.
The society would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have given their time and assisted during their rehearsal period.
Join KMDS on a trip to the glamorous era of 1920's Hollywood.  Don't be disappointed, book your tickets today.