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The Opinion Makers

25 Oct - 9 Nov
  • Running time approx.2hrs including interval
  • £10 – £25

A Mercury Theatre Made in Colchester and Derby Theatre Co-Production.

When the utterly incompetent team at Fernsby Market Research find themselves facing the stiffest challenge of their professional lives – to report what the British Public really think of world famous ‘Doctor Campbell’s Lotion’ in readiness for a re-launch – there’s only one thing for it; make it all up! After all, that’s what market research companies do, isn’t it?

Critically-acclaimed writing duo Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon have assembled a wonderful cast of characters for this brand new musical comedy, including: the hapless Fernsby and his useless sidekicks; a beatnik Advertising phoney and his jazz flute playing muse; a Scottish Laird with a dark secret and a glamorous American gold-digger wife; and an insane Home Secretary-in-waiting.

What’s more, they’ve written a raft of great new songs that’ll transport you back to the world of ‘swinging sixties’ London for this hilarious, off-beat musical take on the birth of the political pollster – think Mad Men meets Carry On!

2102
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Julie Atherton
Julie Atherton
Mrs Campbell / Peregrine
Daniel Boys
Daniel Boys
Penhall/Abramowitz
Justin Edwards
Justin Edwards
Fernsby
Stacey Ghent
Stacey Ghent
Ensemble
Mel Giedroyc
Mel Giedroyc
Lassiter
David Mounfield
David Mounfield
Campbell / Donaldson
Benjamin Stratton
Benjamin Stratton
Ensemble
Creatives
Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon
Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon
Writers
Daniel Buckroyd
Daniel Buckroyd
Director
Sara Perks
Sara Perks
Designer
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly
Musical Director
Adrian Oxaal
Adrian Oxaal
Musician - Guitar
Richard Reeday
Richard Reeday
Musical Supervisor
Tom Lishman
Tom Lishman
Sound Designer
Hamish Bamford
Hamish Bamford
Sound Operator
Sally Rapier
Sally Rapier
Choreographer
Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
Casting
Dave Barnard
Dave Barnard
Musician - Bass
Fraiser Patterson
Fraiser Patterson
Musician - Reed
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