The Lyric Hammersmith has announced that their stage production of Sir Alan Parker’s world famous musical Bugsy Malone will extend its run from mid August until 5 September 2015. The production is the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade and has reopened to great reviews at the Lyric Hammersmith following a multi-million pound redevelopment.
Bugsy Malone is directed by Sean Holmes, with words & music by Paul Williams, choreography by Drew McOnie, design by Jon Bausor, musical direction by Phil Bateman, lighting by James Farncombe with sound by Ben Harrison.
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam’s moll and Bugsy’s old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?