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!

    Past Performances

    DATE
    TIME
    Fri, 25 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Sat, 26 Oct 13
    2:30 pm
    Sat, 26 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Mon, 28 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Tue, 29 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Wed, 30 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Thu, 31 Oct 13
    2:30 pm
    Thu, 31 Oct 13
    7:30 pm
    Fri, 1 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Sat, 2 Nov 13
    2:30 pm
    Sat, 2 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Mon, 4 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Tue, 5 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Wed, 6 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Thu, 7 Nov 13
    2:30 pm
    Thu, 7 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Fri, 8 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    Sat, 9 Nov 13
    2:30 pm
    Sat, 9 Nov 13
    7:30 pm
    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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