Why See Bugsy Malone?
'Cos they're the best at being bad guys!
Due to popular demand, the Lyric Hammersmith is reviving their splurge-tastic stage adaptation of Sir Alan Parker's 1976 gangster musical and taking it on tour! This Olivier nominated production is a delight, with plenty of glitz and glamour, leading The Telegraph to label it razzmatazz perfection'.
What a story
Set in prohibition era Chicago, Bugsy Malone is the the story of a broke boxing promoter caught in the middle of a war between rival gangs, one headed by his best pal Fat Sam who runs a raucous speak-easy, full of dancing girls and rambunctious gangsters, including the flirtatious Tallulah, a showgirl, who's got eyes for Bugsy, much to the chagrin of his new girlfriend, Blousey Brown.
A riot of splurge guns and beloved songs from Paul Williams, including 'So you wanna be a Boxer' and 'You give a little love', Bugsy is an enjoyable romp, with young actors taking on the hapless gangsters with infectious and energetic glee!
Opening night: 15 November 2022
Recommended for ages 6+
Two hours including one intermission
COVID 19 SECURE
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
Cast and Creative
Shaun Sharma, Gabriel Payne and Amar Blackman as Bugsy Malone
Mia Lakha, Delilah Bennett-Cardy and Avive Williams as Blousey Brown
Albie Snelson, Isham Sankoh and Charlie Burns as Fat Sam
Taziva-Faye Katsande, Jasmine Sakyiama and Fayth Ifil as Tallulah
Aidan Oti, Jamie Northey-Dennis as Fizzy
Cherry Mitra, Kayla-Mai Alvares and Ava Hope Smith as Lena/Babyface
Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Kit Cranston and Desmond Cole as Dandy Dan
Georgia Pemberton, Alisha Capon, Lucy Young, D'Mia Lindsay Walker, Jessica Daugrida, Alicia Ally, Alicia Belgarde, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Luchia Moss, Kalifa Burton, Rory Fraser, Andile Mabhena, Thomas Walton, Ru Fisher, Mohamed Bangura, Marcus Billany, Luke Mills and Will Lucas.
Play by Alan Parker
Words & Music by Paul Williams
Directed by Sean Holmes
Choreographed by Drew McOnie
Design by Jon Bausor
Musical Director Phil Bateman
Lighting Design by James Farncombe
Sound Design by Ben Harrison
Fight Director Kate Waters
Voice & Dialect Coach Hugh O'Shea
Orchestrations, vocal and dance arrangements Phil Bateman
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