Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Tom Conti to star in Smash! at Menier Chocolate Factory

by -

Yentl writer Jack Rosenthal’s play Smash! is to open at the Menier Chocolate Factory in March, marking its London premiere.

Tom Conti will star in the production alongside Kerry Shale and Natalie Walter. Conti won Olivier and Tony Awards for Whose Life Is It Anyway? while Walter most recently appeared in the West End in The 39 Steps.

The play, which is about creating a musical, is based on Rosenthal’s experiences of turning his TV play Bar Mitzvah Boy into a musical.

Smash! will run from March 24 to May 8, with press night on March 31.

We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.