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Theatre REVIEW: Bugsy Malone - ★★★★★

Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled “splurge” gun. Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble!

Enter Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but will he be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah and stay out of trouble long enough to help Fat Sam to defend his business...?

Alan Parker’s world-famous movie which launched the careers of Jodie Foster and Scott Baio, becomes a spectacular theatrical experience for the very first time on tour in this revival of the universally acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith Theatre production. Packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar winner Paul Williams including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, Bugsy Malone is a joyously uplifting masterclass of musical comedy!



Edinburgh Playhouse until Saturday 19th November - UK Tour


Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★★

"Bugsy Malone was a great show. The cast are young and were impressive actors. I thought it was very funny and enjoyable to watch. My favourite character was Fat Sam (Charlie Burns) because he made me laugh, especially in his scenes with Knuckles (Marcus Bilany). The music and dancing were amazing. The actresses playing Tallulah (Tazivah-Faye Katsande) and Blousey (Avive Williams) were brilliant singers. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a funny musical."

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