A MUSICAL comedy will take to the stage thanks to the directors and actors of reformed drama company, Wessex Musical Theatre.

The Producers, created by Mel Brooks, tells the story of a failing Broadway producer who is stuck offering sexual favours to old ladies in exchange for cash contributions. That’s until he teams up a young accountant, and together they begin to conjure up a money-making scam.

The play parodies the financial scandals Brooks encountered during his first years on Broadway, yet at its heart is the poignant and emotional journey of two very different men as they form a firm friendship.

The Producers, showing at Weymouth Pavilion, will be Wessex Musical Theatre’s first performance since it changed its name from Weymouth Operatic Society. Members of the company thought that the rejuvenation was long overdue, and hope the new branding will reflect its greater role in the community and more diverse range of performances.

The play is directed by Martyn Knight, a professional dancer who appeared in The Good Old Days and has directed several musicals throughout his career. Weymouth’s popular Panto Dame, Lee Redwood, will be stepping into the role of musical director.

Wessex Musical Theatre promises an evening of quality entertainment, with plenty of musical numbers, dancing, humour and satire for audiences to enjoy.

*The Producers, Weymouth Pavilion, Wednesday, May 29 to Saturday, June 1 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Evening tickets cost £17, with tickets for the matinee £14. These can be purchased from www.weymouthpavilion.com or by contacting the Box Office.