After cancelling the original production within days of its opening night, Bugsy Malone will finally open at Kenneth More Theatre in March. Based on the 1976 film written and directed by Alan Parker, Bugsy Malone is a fun family musical with a cast of young actors. The cast were rehearsed and ready to perform when the pandemic struck, closing Theatres around the country and bringing the production to a halt in March 2019.
Two years later, rehearsals are in full swing and the production is ready to go. Directed by Gemma Eves (Creative Development Manager) and Chris Bocking (RDC Technical Manager), the cast of ranges from ages 8 to 16 years. ‘We’re thrilled to finally be performing this fantastic show’ says Director Gemma. ‘We have a fantastic cast of talented local young actors, and this is an amazing opportunity for them to play with live music provided by Redbridge Music Service‘.
Rehearsals took place over the February half term at Redbridge Drama Centre, where cast spend four days learning scripts, choreography and songs. ‘My daughter loves every minute spent at the Redbridge Drama Centre’ says parent Jaynne, ‘so when the opportunity to spend all of half term there arose, she jumped at the chance. The creative team know how to bring out the best in their young performers, and with a proven track record behind them, I have no doubt that Bugsy will be another success. To put together a full scale production in just a week is proof enough of the hard work and dedication that goes on at RDC.’
The production is presented by ‘Redbridge Creates’ – a hub for the creative strands across the Redbridge Drama Centre, The Kenneth More Theatre & The Redbridge Music Service. The focus of the hub is to nurture local performing artists and provide a performance platform, bringing affordable high quality theatre to the community. Redbridge Creates’ previous productions include The Little Mermaid (August 2021) and Oliver! At Sir James Hawkey Hall (April 2019). These productions are a fantastic way for Vision to showcase the talent of the young people across it’s services.
Tickets are on sale now!
Full Price £16.50, Concessions £14.00, Family Tickets £56. .