Casting and tour dates have been announced for the first ever UK touring production of Bugsy Malone.
As previously announced, Lyric Hammersmith’s acclaimed revival of Alan Parker’s smash-hit musical heads out on tour later this year.
The lead roles will be performed by three young casts of seven in rotation. Bugsy Malone will be played by Shaun Sharma, Gabriel Payne and Amar Blackman, Blousey Brown by Mia Lakha, Delilah Bennett-Cardy and Avive Williams, Fat Sam by Albie Snelson, Isham Sankoh and Charlie Burns, Tallulah by Taziva-Faye Katsande, Jasmine Sakyiama and Fayth Ifil, Fizzy by Aidan Oti, Jamie Northey-Dennis and one performer yet to be announced, Lena/Babyface by Cherry Mitra, Kayla-Mai Alvares and Ava Hope Smith and Dandy Dan by Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Kit Cranston and Desmond Cole.
They are joined by adult ensemble members: 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.
Produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax, this revival of Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s universally acclaimed, sell-out production of Bugsy Malone will open at Theatre Royal Bath from 2 July 2022, followed by Birmingham Rep from 27 July 2022.
The tour continues to Newcastle Theatre Royal, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Leeds Grand Theatre, Glasgow Theatre Royal, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Oxford Playhouse, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Leicester Curve, Milton Keynes Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Hull New Theatre, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Manchester Opera House, Edinburgh Playhouse, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury with more venues to be announced.
A world famous musical, Bugsy Malone 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.
Bugsy Malone is directed by Sean Holmes, with choreography by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie, design by multi award-winning international stage designer Jon Bausor, with Musical Supervisor and Arranger Phil Bateman.
Lyric Hammersmith’s revival was a huge hit for the venue, and won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.
Tickets are on sale at individual venues.
See photos below from the Lyric Hammersmith production.
Photos by Tristram Kenton.