A musical in poor taste is likely to delight audience

Corey English and Jason Manford in The Producers
Corey English and Jason Manford in The Producers

What other show would have a Nazi inspired chorepgraphy, a Swedish blonde in her bra and pants and flamboyant homosexuality.

The Producers sees Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom cook up a plan to produce a flop on Broadway in aim to defraud investors. They look for and find a musical called Springtime for Hitler.

There’s a fine line with a show that seeks to make you laugh while being deliberately offensive and it is one The Producers walks along very carefully.

But it is a love letter to the original film by Mel Brooks and comes complete with every stereotype about Broadway ridiculed through song and dance.

The actors are uniformly excellent with Corey English standing out as Max. The biggest surprise is Jason Manford as Leo Bloom, meek and cowardly to begin with but later revealed to have a fantastic voice.

The show is arguably a little too long and I wished for a different ending. But these are minor grumbles and despite its offensiveness, I can’t help but have loved it.

The Producers can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday. For tickets call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes.