The Opinion Makers

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Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Fri 25 October 2013
Sat 9 November 2013
Duration:
Running time approx.2hrs including interval
Price:
£10 – £25
Venue:
Mercury Main Theatre

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!

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Julie Atherton

Mrs Campbell / Peregrine

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Daniel Boys

Penhall/Abramowitz

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Justin Edwards

Fernsby

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Stacey Ghent

Ensemble

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Mel Giedroyc

Lassiter

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David Mounfield

Campbell / Donaldson

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Benjamin Stratton

Ensemble

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