- A new musical adaptation ADAPTED AND DIRECTED by LINNIE REEDMAN
- MUSIC and LYRICS by JOE EVANS
- THE KING’S HEAD THEATRE
- 21 August – 21 September
- Press Night August 28 – 7.15pm
“…we ain’t heading nowhere, we’re just running…“
The producing team behind last summer’s sell-out, The Great Gatsby Musical, brings the premiere of their story of America’s most famous Depression-era folk legends to the King’s Head Theatre this summer.
Adapted by Linnie Reedman with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, Bonnie and Clyde charts a true tale of love, poverty, criminality and celebrity set in the 1930s Southern States of drought, dust, disease and death.
When Bonnie met Clyde it was an instant and dangerous attraction. From an impoverished, crimeriddled childhood, these two young lovers became inseparable and quickly plunged themselves into a life of fast cars, guns, revenge … and Hell. Part folk heroes and part murderous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde instantly became the stuff of legend.
“…Bonnie and Clyde don’t know that killing kills
The newspapers know that killing sells…”
Exploring the intricate relationships of the infamous ‘Barrow Gang’, this brand new stage adaptation, fused with music and featuring original vintage film footage, follows the couple’s cat-and-mouse game with the law across the arid plains of the Depression-riddled dust-bowl and through to its inevitable and tragic conclusion.
Formed in 2006 by Young Vic genesis director Linnie Reedman and acclaimed composer/musical director Joe Evans, Ruby In The Dust has twelve productions under its belt, including shows both on the fringe and the West End and other site specific venues. Past credits include the critically praised The Great Gatsby Musical, Hutch (both at Riverside Studios), Miracle starring Susannah York and Tim Woodward, (St Andrew Church Crypt and Leicester Square Theatre) and Dorian Gray (Leicester Square Theatre).
On its world premiere last summer, The Great Gatsby Musical led to three Off West Award nominations including Best New Musical.
FOR THE GREAT GATSBY MUSICAL 2012:
“…A well-executed, affecting and stylish production. Composer Joe Evans’s music and lyrics evoke the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly. Sultry refrains pulse in the background as secrets are revealed that prove disastrous.”
Time Out SHOW OF THE WEEK
“… It has both style and heart…”
“… Linnie Reedman’s production radiates bitter-sweet charm…”
“…A slick and sumptuous production. Evans effortlessly writes a score that could have been plucked from the 1920’s itself. An acute knowledge of the genre has resulted in a highly lyrical and lively score, complete with some soaring and heartbreaking melodies that heighten the intense emotions of the story…”
What’s Been Seen Magazine (FOUR STARS ****)