menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
The Producers.PNG

NEAL EDLIN IS MAX BIALYSTOCK IN HESSLE THEATRE COMPANY’S ‘THE PRODUCERS’

Leven’s Neal Edlin has played some famous parts in the past - Uncle Max in ‘The Sound of Music’, Curtis in ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Aimable Castagnet in ‘The Baker’s Wife’ for example - but Max Bialystock is perhaps the most iconic, having been created and played by Nathan Lane in the film and on-stage. ‘The Producers’ is perhaps one of the most challenging musicals Hessle Theatre Company has ever staged, but that’s the beauty of the challenge!

 Neal is totally immersing himself in ‘The Producers’ - reading the script, singing the songs, visualising the staging - but definitely not watching the Mel Brooks original film where Zero Mostel played Max Bialystock or the second version with Nathan Lane! For anyone who doesn’t know the play, it’s irreverent, satirical, gross, tasteless and very funny! If you don’t have a broad sense of humour and don’t like strong languauge, don’t go - but if you do, you will love it!

Hessle Theatre Company are amateur in name only. Their productions are professional in every sense of the word with many of the cast members having professional training; they just aren’t getting paid. Each member of the ensemble has an individual character - which makes rehearsals hard work - but the sound, the dancing, the costumes and the staging are second-to none.

We here at Just Beverley thought that ‘Springtime for Hitler’ might be Neal’s favourite song, but we were wrong! His favourite is ‘Along Came Bialy’ at the end of Act 1 when there is a troupe of little old ladies dancing with Zimmer frames. No, the Company haven’t gone out to tempt more senior ladies to get involved - half of the little old ladies are male cast members dressed up as little old ladies. We said it was irreverent!

‘The Producers’ plays every evening at Hull New Theatre from March 20th to 24th with a matinee on the 24th. Tickets are from £10 and can be booked by phone on 01482 300306 or online at www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/ producers

Latest from Arts and Culture

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

With rehearsals now coming to a close as ert's Christmas production launches on December 13th, ert releases more tickets due to overwhelming demand! After last Christmas's fabulous sell-out...
Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Calan, the international band from Wales, will be returning to their Celtic roots when they visit Beverley in Yorkshire December 7th to perform their show A Celtic Christmas. One might not associate Y...
Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Harry Potter Book Night is returning to East Riding Libraries in February, 2019, and tickets are on sale now. Librarian Jess McCarthy explained: “Hogwarts is the theme of this magical night, ...

Latest from Leisure

Enter Hunter's Colouring Competition to Win a Nintendo Switch!

Enter Hunter's Colouring Competition to Win a Nintendo Switch!

Pop into Hunters to meet the team and the chance to win a Nintendo Switch for your children and a bottle of fizz and chocolates for you! Pick up an entry form of a house to colour in and a letter t...
ONE of Beverley's top family attractions is giving away a free LIFETIME family pass - worth tens of thousands of pounds.

ONE of Beverley's top family attractions is giving away a free LIFETIME family pass - worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Inflata Nation is the UK’s first indoor inflatable theme parks, and opened its door at Beverley’s Flemingate retail park in August this year.  The venue had attracted scores o...
Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route announcement is a double delight for the East Riding

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route announcement is a double delight for the East Riding

The East Riding will see not just one but two days of racing as part of the 2019 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire. At a special event this morning at Leeds Civic Hall, race organisers Welcome to Yo...

Features

Todays Events

Saturday - 15th

Peter Barker: Working Hands

Treasure House, Beverley

Carols by Candlelight

St Mary's Church, Beverley
7:30pm

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Upcoming Events

Sunday - 16th

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Monday - 17th

White Horse Folk Club Christmas Party

Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road
8:30pm

Tuesday - 18th

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

The Hayride, Grange Way, Beverley
6:00pm

Carols and Cheer

Wharton Arms, Woodmansey
7:00pm

Wednesday - 19th

Culture Christmas with Culture Orchestra and Culture Voce

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley
7:30pm