We’ve all seen the iconic film Bugsy Malone, so news that the razzmatazz and prohibition era’s musical saga been adapted for the stage has been greeted with great excitement.
“the reception Bugsy Malone receives is incredible. It’s been a dream come true to perform in such an iconic musical”
Coming to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September, expect mobsters, showgirls and dreamers as rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads when Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight.
Enjoy all the classic songs from Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, My Name is Tallulah, Tomorrow, Bad Guys, So You Wanna Be A Boxer, I’m Feeling Fine to You Give A Little Love as the custard pies fly and the new-fangled “splurge” gun changes hands.
Ensemble cast member Luchia Moss says: “It’s so much fun. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing production packed full of comedy and everyone’s favourite characters.
“Put it this way, everyone loves it and the reception we receive all over the country is incredible. It’s been a dream come true to perform in such an iconic musical.”
Luchia was picked to perform the in the year-long UK tour before she’d even finished drama school so is “incredibly grateful for this opportunity. Immersing myself in the Bugsy world has been the best experience.”
But what surprised her the most was how beloved this musical is to people both young and old: “They know all the songs and characters and sing along. To be on stage and watch the audience singing and laughing along is so great. It’s why you become an actress,” she says.
“I still have to pinch myself because LANDING THIS PART feels like a miracle to me. It’s a dream come true and I feel very lucky”
The infamous Bugsy Malone trick of casting children to play adults continues, framed by an adult ensemble. “We have so much fun together even though there are so many different dance numbers and steps to remember. So it’s tiring but hugely rewarding at the same time,” Luchia says.
“I have to pinch myself before every performance because landing this part still feels like a miracle to me. It’s a dream come true and I feel very lucky.”
Bugsy Malone is at Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September 2022. Book at https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/events/bugsy-malone