Author(s): Alan Parker
Company: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
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…?
Based on the hit 1976 movie by Alan Parker with songs from Oscar-winner Paul Williams including "My Name is Tallulah", "You Give A Little Love" and "Fat Sam’s Grand Slam".
Directed by Sean Holmes, choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie and designed by multi award-winning international stage designer Jon Bausor, this will be the first ever professional production of Bugsy Malone to tour the UK and star a young company of thirty-nine actors (including three teams of seven kids).