Bugsy Malone returns to Lyric Hammersmith in June 2016


Bugsy Malone features a book by Alan Parker, who directed the 1976 film version which starred Scott Baio and Jodie Foster. It has music and lyrics by Paul Williams, and the score includes numbers such as 'Fat Sam's Grand Slam', 'My Name is Tallulah', 'Bad Guys' and 'Give a Little Love'.

The production will again be directed the Lyric Hammersmith's Artistic Director, Sean Holmes, and features choreography by Drew McOnie, with set designs by Jon Bausor, musical direction by Phil Bateman, lighting design by James Farncombe and sound design by Ben Harrison.

Synopsis: "Set in Prohibition era New York with 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?

Alan Parker said of the announcement: "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."

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