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Bugsy Malone to begin first UK tour in summer 2022

2015 production of Bugsy Malone. Picture: © Tristram Kenton
2015 production of Bugsy Malone. Picture: © Tristram Kenton

Musical Bugsy Malone is to head out on a UK tour from July 2022.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax will present a revival of the 2015 Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production.

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The tour opens at Theatre Royal Bath on 2 July 2022 running to 23 July 2022 before visiting Birmingham Rep (27 July – 14 August 2022) and Southampton Mayflower (30 August – 3 September 2022). Further dates and venues will be announced.

The stage musical is based on the 1976 film of the same name, written and directed by Alan Parker with songs by Paul Williams including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam.

The tour is directed by Sean Holmes with choreography by Drew McOnie and design by Jon Bausor. The musical supervisor and arranger is Phil Bateman.

Casting – to be announced – will feature a young company of thirty nine actors including three teams of seven kids.

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..?

Alan Parke’s original Bugsy Malone movie launched the careers of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio and received eight BAFTA nominations and three Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture for a Musical.


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