The acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith revival of classic musical Bugsy Malone is to get a major new UK tour.
Produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax, the show will open at Theatre Royal Bath from 2 July 2022, followed by Birmingham Rep from 27 July 2022, the Southampton Mayflower from 30 August 2022, and further venues to be announced.
The tour will be the first ever professional production of Bugsy Malone to tour the UK and star a young company of thirty nine actors.
The Bugsy Malone musical is based on the hit 1976 movie by Alan Parker, and is packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar-winner Paul Williams, including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam.
The show is directed by Sean Holmes, choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie, designed by multi award-winning international stage designer Jon Bausor, and the Musical Supervisor and Arranger is Phil Bateman.
The Lyric Hammersmith production of the show was a big hit for the venue, and won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.
Bugsy Malone – The Story!
Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled “splurge” gun. Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble!
Enter Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy, thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last resort for Fat Sam’s hapless hoodlums. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but that just isn’t on the cards for our hero.
Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam’s moll and Bugsy’s old flame, and stay out of trouble long enough to help Fat Sam to defend his business…?