Youngsters set to make a 'Grand Slam'
As the follow up to Youth Onstage's magical performance of High School Musical, the group are back with a bang to showcase Bugsy Malone.
Budding actors aged 7-18 from the Midlands based youth theatre are set to give a great performance in their 29th show since 2002.
Bugsy Malone was originally directed by Alan Parker in 1976. He searched far and wide for American-speaking children, who had an ambition for acting. Youth Onstage prides themselves on giving their members the extra confidence they need to succeed in the world of theatre. Within the original script, Parker describes the show as being a 'gangster film', a 'musical', and 'a sort of pastiche on all the old Warner Brothers movies'. He also explains that it's 'a world of would be gangsters, showgirls and dreamers'.
Bugsy Malone has recently been revived in London's West End, with the show making a phenomenal comeback at this year’s Olivier Awards in April. With
colourful costumes, a fantastic set and sparkling choreography the show is
set to be a huge success. Deb Brook, Director and Chair of Youth Onstage
said, “We have had great fun rehearsing the show which has given many of our younger members the opportunity to shine. We are now looking forward to using the splurge guns and throwing those custard pies! We hope that the audiences will have a thoroughly enjoyable time.”
Bugsy Malone will run at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham from Thursday May 5th - Saturday 7th. For tickets please visit www.oldreptheatre.co.uk
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