28th September to 9th November 2019 – Hope Mill Theatre
7th to 11th January 2020 – Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton
21st to 25th January 2020 – Salisbury Playhouse
An Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Ray Rackham Theatrical production
Starring Tracie Bennett as ‘Mame’ and Harriet Thorpe as ‘Vera’
Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.Lee
Music And Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis and the play AUNTIE MAME by Lawrence and Lee
Presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame, starring critically acclaimed and two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett.
Set in New York City and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, Mame Dennis and her intellectual and arty clique are disrupted when her decreased brother’s 10 year old son Patrick is intrusted into her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame tries her hand at a number of jobs with comically, disastrous results but preserves with good humour and an irrepressible sense of style.
Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”
With spirit, humour, class and wit, MAME is sure to thrill audiences for generations to come. Starring Olivier award winner Tracie Bennett (She Loves Me, High Society, End of the Rainbow, Hairspray, Blood Brothers, Coronation, Scott & Bailey) and directed by the superb Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer ofThe Royal Variety Performances), this marvellous feel good musical hasn’t been seen on the UK stage in over 50 years.