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Birmingham Rep Bugsy Malone cast revealed

Published: 21 May 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

The 2016 production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith Credit: Tristram Kenton

Birmingham Rep has announced casting for its blockbuster family musical Bugsy Malone which will run at the venue in summer 2022.

The production is a fully professional revival of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith’s 2016 show produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax.

The lead roles will be performed by three young casts of seven in rotation. Bugsy Malone will be played by Shaun Sharma, Gabriel Payne and Amar Blackman. Blousey Brown will be played by Mia Lakha, Delilah Bennett-Cardy and Avive Williams, Fat Sam by Albie Snelson, Isham Sankoh and Charlie Burns, Tallulah by Taziva-Faye Katsande, Jasmine Sakyiama and Fayth Ifil, Fizzy by Aidan Oti, Jamie Northey-Dennis and one performer yet to be announced, Lena / Babyface by Cherry Mitra, Kayla-Mai Alvares and Ava Hope Smith and Dandy Dan by Rayhaan Kufuor-Gray, Kit Cranston and Desmond Cole.

They are joined by adult ensemble members Georgia Pemberton, Alisha Capon, Lucy Young, D’Mia Lindsay Walker, Jessica Daugrida, Alicia Ally, Alicia Belgarde, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Luchia Moss, Kalifa Burton, Rory Fraser, Andile Mabhena, Thomas Walton, Ru Fisher, Mohamed Bangura, Marcus Billany, Luke Mills and Will Lucas.

Former Lyric Theatre artistic director Sean Holmes will direct Bugsy Malone which will be choreographed by Drew McOnie. Design will be by Jon Bausor.

The creative team also includes associate director Franny-Anne Rafferty, Phil Bateman who is musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator, lighting designer Phil Gladwell and sound designer Ben Harrison. Leanne Pinder is associate choreographer and Susannah Peretz is the wig designer.

Bugsy Malone will run at Birmingham Rep from Wednesday 27 July until Sunday 14 August. It will then tour the UK until 29 January 2023.

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