The Lyric Hammersmith has announced 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.
Starring a diverse range of talented young performers aged nine 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 will be played by Mark Charles, Louis Doran and Adryan Dorset-Pitt.
Blousey Brown will be played by Dayna Cherry Chapman Dixon, Tabitha Knowles and Georgia Pemberton.
Tallulah will be played by Rhianna Dorris, Olivia Shaye Masterson and Leni Zieglmeier.
Fat Sam will be played by Vincent Finch, Max Gill and Maddison Tyson.
Dandy Dan will be played by Archie Barnes, Alesandro Bonelli and Oliver Emery.
Fizzy will be played by Elliot Aubrey, Denzel Eboji and Mekai Manu.
Lena/Babyface will be played by Emily Beacock, Jaydah Bell-Ricketts and Leah Levman.
They will be joined by 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 and 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.’
Plot: 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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