Our next production will be Bugsy Malone in November at The Paget Rooms Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an audition pack.
1929, Gangster warfare in New York
Dandy Dan’s hoodlums terrorise the district, exterminating undesirables with their new weapon – splurge guns. His rival is Fat Sam Stacetto, who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy, but Fat Sam’s gang still use old-fashioned pies. Fat Sam engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth city slicker who hitherto has been more occupied in sweet-talking Blousey Brown, a would-be girl singer. With Bugsy’s help, Fat Sam escapes from a frame-up but he learns later that Dandy Dan’s mob have splurged nearly all his gang. They’ve also destroyed his sarsaparilla and grocery rackets – the whole empire’s gone”. There’s only one hope left. Fat Sam pays Bugsy 400 dollars in exchange for more help. Bugsy, who has promised to take Blousey to Hollywood, has to break his date with her. Is she mad! Meanwhile Bugsy and Leroy Smith, a guy with an awesome punch, witness a secret delivery of splurge guns at Dock 17. With a bunch of down-and-outs, they help themselves from the crates. Then the police arrive, let by Captain Smolsky and Lieutenant O’Dreary. Bugsy and the gang escape through a trapdoor. Finally Dandy Dan prepares for a showdown at Fat Sam’s speakseasy. When his mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let ‘em have it – the works. Splurge, custard pies, flour bombs… Out of the gooey pandemonium it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have made it up. Peace has broken out at last.
PRINCIPAL MUSICAL NUMBERS
Bugsy Malone (Three girl singers)
I’m Feeling Fine (Blousey)
My Name is Tallulah (Tallulah)
Ordinary Fool (Blousey)
Fat Sam’s Grand Slam (Girls)
You Give A Little Love (Chorus).
PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS (plus chorus)
Bugsy Malone (who also acts as occasional narrator) Lead role, Alto
Blousey Brown (his girl and would-be Hollywood singer) Lead role, Alto
Fat Sam (gangland boss and speakeasy owner) Supporting, Spoken
Dandy Dan (Fat Sam’s rival) Supporting, Baritone
Knuckles (Fat Sam’s right-hand man) Supporting, Baritone
Fizzy (general factotum and singer) Supporting,
Tallulah (speakeasy girl singer and Blousey’s rival)
Leroy Smith (heavyweight boxing hopeful)
And don’t forget, everyone that auditions and is willing to commit to the show will be accepted into the cast. We are open to new members joining us and all abilities are welcome.