The Lyric Hammersmith’s much-anticipated revival of its 2015 hit Bugsy Malone will once again star a host of talented young performers from as young as nine-years-old.
Following its triumphant run at the Hammersmith theatre last summer, Bugsy Malone returns in all its splurge gun-firing, custard pie-throwing glory from 11 June for a strictly limited 12 week run.
Featuring choreography by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie, Sean Holmes’ ambitious production was the first revival of the musical in more than a decade.
The 2016 production will see the return of some familiar faces with original cast members Emily Beacock, Oliver Emery, Leah Levman and Fat Sam star Max Gill back for more prohibition adventure as part of the three separate companies who will alternate the leading roles between them.
Playing the all-important titular role, the show’s penniless ex-boxer who becomes embroiled in the dangerous gangster world of Fat Sam and his rival Dandy Dan, are Mark Charles, who was last seen on stage in The Bodyguard, Adryan Dorset-Pitt (A Raisin In The Sun, UK tour) and Louis Doran who makes his professional stage debut in the production.
They’ll be joined in the leading cast by a group of youngsters already boasting an impressive amount of credits between them including Elliot Aubrey (The Bodyguard), Alesandro Bonelli (Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, UK tour), Dayna Cherry Chapman Dixon (Billy Elliot The Musical), Rhianna Dorris (Matilda The Musical, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Denzel Eboji (Disney’s The Lion King, Matilda The Musical), Vincent Finch (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory), Tabitha Knowles (Annie Jnr, Arts Theatre), Olivia Shaye Materson (Festen, Pleasance) and Georgia Pemberton (Gypsy, Matilda The Musical)
Rounding up the company are stage debutants Archie Barnes, Jaydah Bell-Ricketts, Mekai Manu, Maddison Tyson and Leni Zieglmeier.