Bugsy Malone splurges out on summer Lyric return

Bugsy Malone (2015 cast). Images Manuel Harlan
Bugsy Malone (2015 cast). Images Manuel Harlan

Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone returns to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 12 week run next summer following its acclaimed revival at the theatre this summer.

Bugsy Malone re-opened the Lyric Hammersmith in April following a multi-million pound redevelopment and it was the UK’s first professional stage production of the show in over a decade.

Set in Prohibition era New York we meet rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan who are at loggerheads.

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.

Bugsy Malone. Photo by Manuel Harlan_2015

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?

Lyric artistic director Sean Holmes said: “I’m so pleased that Bugsy Malone is returning to the Lyric. I’m delighted our audiences will get a further opportunity to relish Alan Parker’s inspired creation and to be transported by the talent and energy of our young cast”.

Alan Parker said: “I’m delighted that the Lyric is 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”.

Bugsy Malone runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from June 11-September 4.

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