The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Sir Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone, which returns to the Lyric for a limited 12-week run following the critically acclaimed, Olivier-nominated 2015 production. [The show also won the My Theatre Mates #AlsoRecognised Award for Best Ensemble Performance.] The production re-opens on 24 June 2016, previews from 11 June.
Starring a diverse range of talented young performers aged 9 and over, the lead roles will be performed by three different casts in rotation. The 2016 Bugsy Malone cast sees the return of young performers from the 2015 production, alongside new faces including several talented youngsters making their professional debut.
- Bugsy Malone: Mark Charles, Louis Doran, Adryan Dorset-Pitt
- Blousey Brown: Dayna Cherry Chapman Dixon, Tabitha Knowles, Georgia Pemberton
- Tallulah: Rhianna Dorris, Olivia Shaye Masterson, Leni Zieglmeier
- Fat Sam: Vincent Finch, Max Gill, Maddison Tyson
- Dandy Dan: Archie Barnes, Alesandro Bonelli, Oliver Emery
- Fizzy Elliot: Aubrey, Denzel Eboji, Mekai Manu
- Lena / Babyface: Emily Beacock, Jaydah Bell-Ricketts, Leah Levman
Ensemble: Jade Albertsen, Damian Buhagiar, Ronan Burns, Alice Harvey, Cristina Hoey, Barney Hudson, Kirsty Ingram, Jordan Laviniere, Lindsay McAllister, Jacques Miche, Lauran Ray, Lucy Thomas, Alex Thomas Smith, Marcus Sharif, Dale White.
Sean Holmes, Lyric Hammersmith Artistic Director said:
“It is with great excitement and delight that we welcome the smash-hit success Bugsy Malone back to the Lyric. We look forward to reigniting the joyful connection between the audience and our extraordinary 2016 cast.”
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?
Bugsy Malone re-opened the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2015 following a major redevelopment and the creation of the Reuben Foundation Wing. It was the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade.