The Producers

On Wednesday, Mum, Auntie Rita, Tadders and I took a trip down to The Orchard in Dartford to see the Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's production of The Producers.

For those who have never heard of the Producers before a) where have you been and b) seriously, where have you been? Here is a quick synopsis:

A once big time Broadway producer Max Bialystock is facing financial turmoil after he latest play Fun Boy is a flop and closes on its opening night. He is visited by an accountant called Leo Bloom who is a wannabe producer who hatches a plan to make money by producing a Broadway flop. They search for the worst play they can find and settle for Springtime for Hitler written by an eccentric escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. They then get the flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct the play. What can go wrong? Well apparently it can be the best thing to hit Broadway!

I won't spoil the ending as I highly recommend going and seeing it if it is on anywhere. I really wanted to go and see it when it was on at the West End and Lee Evans was playing Leo Bloom. The guy from DAODS clearly picked up some of Evan's characteristics for his part but still put in a sterling performance.

Overall I was really impressed with the production. Given it was an amateur play it could easily have been professional. I came out with a grin on my face and felt the £15 spent on the ticket was fantastic value for money.

I hope to see a few more plays by DAODS. I even noticed in the programme that my old music teacher from Bexleyheath, Mrs Diggens, is the Musical Director for DAODS.


  1. Anonymous1:38 pm

    What a nice review! Thanks very much and I will make sure this gets passed on to the cast - we all worked so hard and had an absolute blast!!!

    Hopefully see you in the audience for Millie!!

    Mandi (Ulla) x

  2. Thanks Mandi!! We all had a brilliant time and definitely will be down for the next production!


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