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Cast announced for Lyric's Bugsy Malone
Casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith's production of Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker and Paul Williams which runs at the west London venue from 11 April to 1 August 2015.
Starring a diverse range of performers from age 9 to 19, three different casts will perform in rotation:
Sasha Gray, Michael Matias, Daniel Purves (Bugsy Malone), Zoe Brough, Thea Lamb, Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Blousey Brown), Samantha Allison, Sophia Decaro, Asanda Jezile (Tallulah), Max Gill, James Okulaja, Jenson Steele (Fat Sam), Oliver Emery, Jaydon Harris-Wallace, Tahj Miles (Dandy Dan), Ashton Henry Reid, Marley Lockhart, William Wright-Neblett (Fizzy), Jamila Ajadi, Emily Beacock, Leah Levman (Lena / Babyface).
They will be joined by an ensemble that includes Hammed Animashaun, Miles Barrow, Katie Blythe, Isaac Gryn, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Dominic Harrison, Cristina Hoey, Katie Lee, Jacques Miche, Rachel Moran, Lauran Rae, Lucy Thomas, Dale White, and Jermaine Woods.
Bugsy Malone features a book by Alan Parker, who directed the 1976 film version which starred Scott Baio and Jodie Foster. It features music and lyrics by Paul Williams, and the score feature numbers such as 'Fat Sam's Grand Slam', 'My Name is Tallulah', 'Bad Guys' and 'Give a Little Love'.
The production will be directed by the venue's Artistic Director, Sean Holmes, and feature choreography by Drew McOnie. It will feature designs by Jon Bausor, musical direction by Phil Bateman, lighting design by James Farncombe and sound design by Ben Harrison.
Bugsy Malone is 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?