The producers of the forthcoming West End premiere of Bonnie and Clyde The Musical at the Arts Theatre in London have announced the full cast of the show.
Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage will star as Bonnie and Clyde, which runs at the Arts Theatre from 9 April 2022.
Frances Mayli McCann is an Olivier Award nominated actress, who originated the role of ‘Kylah’ in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. Her other West End credits include ‘Heather McNamara’ in Heathers at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, ‘The Mistress’ in Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and ‘Eponine’ in the UK and International Tour of Les Misérables.
Jordan Luke Gage is best known for his portrayal of ‘Romeo’ in the Olivier Award winning & Juliet at The Shaftesbury Theatre. His other West End credits include ‘Strat’ in Bat Out Of Hell at The Dominion Theatre and ‘JD’ in Heathers at Theatre Royal Haymarket. His television credits include playing ‘Adrian Barber’ in ITV’s Cilla, and ‘Luc’ in Cucumber on Channel 4.
The West End premiere follows a successful production of Bonnie and Clyde In concert in January 2022.
The cast also includes Natalie McQueen as ‘Blanche Barrow’, George Maguire as ‘Buck Barrow’, Cleve September as ‘Ted’, Ako Mitchell as ‘Preacher’, Pippa Winslow as ‘Cumie Barrow/Governor Miriam Ferguson/Eleanore’, Gracie Lai as ‘Emma Parker/Stella’, Alistair So as ‘Sheriff Schmid’, Alexander Evans as ‘Henry Barrow/Deputy Johnson’, Ross Dawes as ‘Captain Frank Hamer’, Barney Wilkinson as ‘Bud/Archie’ and swings Charlie McCullagh and Annie Guy.
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. The show features the songs “Raise A Little Hell”, “This World Will Remember Me” and “Made In America”.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame, combined with a desperate need to lift themselves out of the endless banality and poverty of West Dallas, set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
Bonnie and Clyde The Musical features a book by Ivan Menchell, a score by Frank Wildhorn, and lyrics by Don Black. The show is directed by Nick Winston, with Set and Costume Design by Philip Witcomb, Musical Supervision from Katy Richardson, Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr, Sound Design by Tom Marshall, Video Design by Nina Dunn, Casting Director Jim Arnold CDG, Musical Director Nick Barstow, Keys 2/ Assistant Musical Director Debbi Clarke, Associate Director/Choreographer Megan Louch, Wigs Designer Darren Ware, Fight Director Kate Waters, Production Manager Phil McCandlish, Orchestra Fixer Rich Morris, Costumer Supervisor Jemima Penny, Props SupervisorLizzie Frankl for Propworks, and Company Stage Manager Paul Deavin.
The show is produced by DLAP Group.