BUGSY MALONE

Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke

26 -28 OCTOBER 2017

Music and Lyrics by
PAUL WILLIAMS

 

Lyrics by
MARTIN CHARNIN

 

Play by
ALAN PARKER

 

BUGSY MALONE
By arrangement with Faber Music Ltd on behalf of Warner Chappel Music Ltd

It is 1929 in New York and the city is divided by gang warfare.

 

On one side, Dandy Dan’s mob terrorise the district, taking out those they turn against with their new splurge guns. On the other side, Dandy Dan’s rival, Fat Sam, runs his successful Grand Slam Speakeasy. There, he deals with business and enjoys the attentions of his girlfriend, the seductive Tallulah. However, Sam is jealous of Dandy Dan’s gang as he still uses old-fashioned custard pies to take out their victims.

 

When Fat Sam’s gang is brutally splurged and his empire under severe threat, he engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth-talking man about town. While Bugsy simultaneously attempts to woo Blousey Brown, the new-girl singer in town, he helps Fat Sam steal a fresh delivery of splurge guns from Dandy Dan. However, Bugsy’s efforts cost him his relationship with Blousey after he lets her down by not taking her to Hollywood as promised. Returning to the speakeasy, Blousey and the rest of Fat Sam’s crew are unaware of Dandy Dan’s intent for revenge. His mob burst into the speakeasy and chaos ensues. Splurge, custard pies, and flour bombs fly across the bar. As the pandemonium comes to a sticky end, it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have reconciled and there is finally peace between the two rival gangs.

This production was in association with BAOS Limelight

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Choreographer
NICK BRANNAM

 

Musical Director
SIMON EASTWOOD

 

Additional Choreography
KATIE RUST

 

Production Manager
CAROLINE PRICE

 

Stage Manager
STEVE BRANNAM

 

Deputy Stage Manager

NICK HORSEY

 

HIRE SERVICES

Lighting Design and Hire
MATT GREEN

 

Sound Design and Hire
DANIEL PAINE - SPINAUDIO

 

Set Design

NICK BRANNAM

 

Set Manufacture
STEVE BRANNAM

 

Costumes
BASINGSTOKE AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY

 

PRODUCTION IMAGES (Photography by ADRIAN HYDE)