Much-loved musical Bugsy Malone is coming to London this Christmas for a limited run.
The musical will play at the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 3 December 2022 to 15 January 2023.
This Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production was a hit when it premiered in London in 2015, getting great reviews and big audiences.
The production boasts a cast of 39 children and adult performers. The lead roles are performed by three young casts of seven in rotation, with Bugsy Malone 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.
Alan Parker directed the original 1976 movie, that boasted a score by Paul Williams, and songs from the show include “You Give A Little Love”, “My Name is Tallulah”, and “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam”.
The show is currently touring the UK, and will continue its tour in January .It is produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax Productions.
Directed by Sean Holmes , the creative team includes Drew McOnie (choreography), John Bausor (design), Franny-Anne Rafferty (associate director), Phil Bateman (musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator), Phil Gladwell (lighting designer), Ben Harrison (sound designer), Connagh Tonkinson (musical director), Leanne Pinder (associate choreographer), Richard Weedon (orchestral manager), Verity Noughton (casting director for the unders), Will Burton (casting director for the overs) and Susannah Peretz (wig designer).