Custard pies and splurge guns. Bugsy Malone revisits Lyric Hammersmith

Bugsy Malone. Image Jay Brooks.
Bugsy Malone. Image Jay Brooks.

It’s back! Splurge guns at the ready, Alan Parker’s tale of mini mobsters, Bugsy Malone, returns to Lyric Hammersmith this summer.

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 Olivier nominated production, alongside new faces including several talented youngsters making their professional début.

Bugsy will be played by Mark Charles, Louis Doran and Adryan Dorset-Pitt. Other cast members include Dayna Cherry Chapman Dixon, Tabitha Knowles and Georgia Pemberton as Blousey Brown and Vincent Finch, Max Gill & Maddison Tyson as Fat Sam.

Sean Holmes, the Lyric’s 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 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.

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 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.

Bugsy Malone will run from June 11-September 4.

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