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Photo credit: Bonnie and Clyde artwork (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

‘Bonnie and Clyde The Musical’ to receive West End premiere at Arts Theatre

Two Bonnie and Clyde concert performances were staged earlier this month.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following two Bonnie and Clyde The Musical concerts at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Bonnie and Clyde will now receive its West End premiere at the Arts Theatre. Bonnie and Clyde will begin performances at the Arts Theatre on 9 April, and Bonnie and Clyde tickets are on sale soon.

Bonnie and Clyde follows the true stories of Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, an infamous criminal couple who committed numerous bank robberies and killing sprees during the Great Depression. Bonnie and Clyde features an original book by Ivan Menchell, music by Frank Wildhorn, and lyrics by Don Black, with songs including "Raise A Little Hell", "How 'Bout a Dance?", and "The World Will Remember Us." 

When speaking about the West End premiere, 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 Americans behaving badly on stage!"

The Bonnie and Clyde musical made its Broadway premiere in 2011, starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes. Even though the show received two Tony Award nominations, Bonnie and Clyde only played 69 performances. Bonnie and Clyde London workshop performances took place in 2017, with a cast including Jamie Muscato and Evelyn Hoskins.

Initial Bonnie and Clyde casting includes George Maguire as Buck and Natalie McQueen as Blanche Barrow. Both performers played these roles in the Bonnie and Clyde concerts at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Further casting for Bonnie and Clyde at the Arts Theatre is to be announced. The creative team includes direction by Nick Winston, and set and costume design by Philip Whitcomb.

Bonnie and Clyde concert performances were staged at Theatre Royal Drury Lane earlier this month. Jeremy Jordan reprised the role of Clyde, with Frances Mayli McCann as Bonnie.

Bonnie and Clyde The Musical is at the Arts Theatre from 9 April.

Photo credit: Bonnie and Clyde artwork (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)
Article Updated: 17 February 2022

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