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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical to open in West End in April

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is to open in the West End in April 2022.

Fresh from two sell-out concert performances, a full production will run for a limited time at the Arts Theatre in London, starting previews 9 April. Tickets are on sale now.

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical has a book by Ivan Menchell, a Tony Award nominated score by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black.

Nick Winston will direct the new production with set and costume design by Philip Whitcomb

Casting, full creative team and further details are to be announced.

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. The show features the songs “Raise A Little Hell”, “This World Will Remember Me” and “Made In America”.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame, combined with a desperate need to lift themselves out of the endless banality and poverty of West Dallas, set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

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Emmy Award nominated writer of the book, Ivan Menchell said: “There is a tremendous love for this show now, and it’s fantastic that it is getting a West End run. The only thing the British love more than Americans on stage, is America’s behaving badly on stage!”

Tony-Award nominated composer Frank Wildhorn added,: “The show has built such a wonderful cult following, especially with younger audiences and I’m so excited to see Bonnie and Clyde find its audience here in London!”

Lyricist, Tony and Olivier Award winner, Don Black said: “The show has become so loved by people in the ten years since it was on Broadway. In fact, in one year we had something ridiculous like 60 productions going all over America, so we knew that people liked it – and now our time has come for London.”

The recent concert performances saw Jeremy Jordan reprise his role from the original Broadway production as Clyde alongside West End star Frances Mayli McCann as Bonnie.

The shows were captured on film to be released at a later date.


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