Saturday June 6, 2020

Bouncing Ball delivers a blast of old Hollywood

In a non-stop bout of song and dance, Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance slug it out with not a dull moment

8th November, 2015
Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in Mack and Mabel

‘My auntie thinks she heard about them” was how the woman in front described Mack and Mabel to her friend before curtain-up. This 1974 Broadway musical by Jerry Herman did not – unlike his Hello Dolly – achieve first-rank status, but a good show with modern production values doesn’t have to be a heavyweight to succeed, and this one certainly bristled with energy and punched way above its weight.

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