The Mack and Mabel countdown begins…


STUDIO32, the Costa Blanca’s leading amateur musical theatre company are now well advanced in their rehearsals for their summer production of ‘Mack and Mabel’. Tickets are available now and are already selling fast, with only limited availability for the Saturday show.

‘Mack and Mabel’ is a true story, set in the period of the silent movies, starting in 1911 through Mabel’s death in 1930 and ending in 1938. It tells the tale of the tumultuous romantic relationship between Hollywood director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand who became one of his biggest stars.

The show contains songs including Mack’s opening number ‘Movies Were Movies’ in which he boldly claims ‘movies were movies when I ran the show!’. Add a poignant love song – ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ – and some slapstick comedy with Mack’s most famous silent movie creation – the Keystone Kops – and you have a recipe for a wonderfully entertaining show.

The lead role of Mack Sennett is being played by experienced actor Bill Nicholson. Before moving to Spain in 2000, Bill had taken principal roles in around 150 or so plays and musicals in the North West of England. Amongst his favourite musicals have been ‘Chicago’, ‘La Cage Aux Folles’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, and ‘A Chorus Line’.

Last year Bill added ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ to his list of favourite shows, playing the lead role of Tevye, as well as playing Scrooge in the Studio32 Christmas production of ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Studio32 are continuing to support the San Fulgencio Alzheimer’s Association and local charities with this show. Past shows have raised significant sums of money and the company hope to repeat that with sell-out performances again. Seats for their previous productions have sold out quickly so make sure to book your tickets early.

Show dates are Wednesday May 31 – Saturday June 3 at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio.

All performances start at 7.30pm with doors open 7.00pm.

Reserved seating tickets are now on sale for €9 and can be purchased by calling Philip on 602 454 033, or emailing A seating plan is available on Studio32’s website

Tickets are also available from:

News 4 U, La Marina – 966 790 531
Cards & More, La Marina – 966 790 954
The Card Place, Benijofar – 966 713 266
Kennedy Supermarket, Los Montesinos – 966 720 006

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