Rehearsal plans have been revealed for the upcoming tour version of Bugsy Malonewhich begins performances in Bath next Saturday, July 2.
Presented by Theater Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax, Alan Parker’s show features a score by Paul Williams and is based on the 1976 film of the same name. Songs include “You Give A Little Love”, “My Name is Tallulah”, and “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam”.
Sean Holmes directs the show, which has choreography by Drew McOnie and design by John Bausor. The creative team also includes Franny-Anne Rafferty (associate director), Phil Bateman (music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator), Phil Gladwell (lighting designer), Ben Harrison (sound designer), Connagh Tonkinson (music director), Leanne Pinder ( associate choreographer), Richard Weedon (orchestra director), Verity Noughton (unders casting director), Will Burton (overs casting director) and Susannah Peretz (wig designer).
The main roles will be played by three young actors from seven in rotation. Bugsy Malone will be played by Shaun Sharma, Gabriel Payne and Amar Blackman, Blousey Brown 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, Elliott Arthur Mugume and another performer (not yet 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 cast 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.
Based on Lyric Hammersmith’s five-star revival of Parker’s landmark musical, the show will kick off at the Theater Royal Bath before heading to Birmingham Rep from July 27. After that he will visit Newcastle Theater Royal, Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre, Leeds Grand, Glasgow Theater Royal, Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, Sheffield Lyceum, Leicester Curve, Milton Keynes Theatre, Theater Royal Plymouth, Manchester Opera House, Southend Cliffs Pavillion, Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Center and the Marlowe Theater in Canterbury.
Famous for playing kids into adult roles, the musical is set in Prohibition-era New York and features a gang of gangsters, showgirls, a penniless boxer, a seductive singer and a plethora of flying cream pies.
The traveling production will consist of a young company of 39 actors, including three teams of seven children.
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