Bugsy Malone, Stage Version of the 1976 Film, To Be Reprised at London's Lyric Hammersmith

News   Bugsy Malone, Stage Version of the 1976 Film, To Be Reprised at London's Lyric Hammersmith
Sean Holmes's production of Bugsy Malone, a stage adaptation of Sir Alan Parker's 1976 debut film of the same name, is to return for a 12-week summer season in 2016.

As reported here previously, the show re-opened London's Lyric Hammersmith in April 2015 for a limited run after a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The return engagement will begin performances June 11, 2016 prior to an official opening June 24, for a run through Sept. 4.

Set in Prohibition era New York, it portrays 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?

In a press statement, Sean Holmes, who is also the theatre's artistic director, commented, "I'm so pleased that Bugsy Malone is returning to the Lyric. I'm delighted our audience will get a further opportunity to relish Alan Parker’s inspired creation and to be transported by the talent and energy of our young cast."

Parker adds, "I'm delighted that the Lyric are bringing back Bugsy Malone. The 2015 production was beautifully mounted by Sean Holmes and his team and a revelation to me — by far and away the best stage production of it I’ve ever seen." The production is choreographed by Drew McOnie, designed by Jon Bausor, with musical direction and orchestrations by Phil Bateman, lighting by James Farncombe and sound by Ben Harrison. Casting is still to be announced.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8741 6850 or visit www.lyric.co.uk

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