First Look: First-Ever UK Tour of Bugsy Malone
13th July 2022
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Birmingham Rep have revealed a first look at production photography from the upcoming major new production of Bugsy Malone, which runs from Wed 27 Jul – Sun 14 Aug as a part of a blockbuster summer in the city.

Bugsy Malone is produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax in a revival of Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s universally acclaimed production.

The world famous musical Bugsy Malone is based on the hit 1976 movie by Alan Parker who’s long catalogue of films have won nineteen BAFTA® awards, ten Golden Globes® and six Oscars®. Packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar®-winner Paul Williams including My Name is TallulahYou Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, Bugsy Malone is a masterclass of musical comedy with one of the most joyously uplifting finales in musical theatre.

The production is directed by Sean Holmes (Holmes’ Hammersmith Lyric production of Blasted won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre) and choreographed by Birmingham’s own Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie,

Bugsy Malone is designed by multi award-winning international stage designer, Jon Bausor and is the first-ever professional production of Bugsy Malone to tour the UK starring a young company of thirty-nine actors (including three teams of seven kids). The show features a talented cast of young performers, aged between 9 and 15 as well as adult performers.

The lead roles will be performed by three young casts of 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 Ellis Sutherland, 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 ensemble 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.

Joining Sean, Drew and Jon on the creative team for this ambitious production are Franny Anne Raferty (Associate Director), Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator), Richard Weedon (Orchestral Manager), Phil Gladwell (Lighting Designer), Ben Harrison (Sound Designer), Leanne Pinder (Associate Choreographer), Lindsay McAllister (Choreography Handover), Verity Noughton (Casting Director for the unders), Will Burton (Casting Director for the overs), Debbie and Will Lewis (Head chaperone/child administration), Michaela Kelly (Travel chaperone), Mark Carey (Production Manager) Susannah Peretz (Wig Designer) and Sarah Holland (Costume Supervisor).

Alan Parker’s world-famous 1976 movie Bugsy Malone launched the careers of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio and received eight BAFTA® nominations and three Golden Globe® nominations including Best Motion Picture for a Musical.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Birmingham Rep and Kenny Wax present the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production of Bugsy Malone. Play by Alan Parker and Words and Music by Paul Williams. Director Sean Holmes, Choreographer Drew McOnie, Designer Jon Bausor, Musical Supervisor and Arranger Phil Bateman.

Bugsy Malone plays at Birmingham Rep from Wed 27 Jul – Sun 14 Aug. To book tickets visit, call 0121 236 4455 or visit the box office during opening hours.*

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