Lyric's Bugsy Malone extends to 5 September

The Lyric Hammersmith's production of Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker and Paul Williams has extended to 5 September 2015 at the west London venue.

The production, which opened officially on 28 April following previews from 11 April, was initially booking to 1 August 2015.

The production opened to excellent reviews, with critics praising the direction, choreography and the strength of the young cast: "a triumphant return for the stage version" (Telegraph); "you’d have to be stony-hearted not to appreciate this celebration of young talent" (Standard).

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 is directed by the venue's Artistic Director, Sean Holmes, and feature choreography by Drew McOnie. It features 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?

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