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Bugsy Malone at Oxford Playhouse

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1920s razzmatazz and pure theatrical escapism arrive in Oxford as Bugsy Malone tours for the very first time.

Alan Parker’s world-famous musical, based on the hit movie, is touring the UK for the very first time, playing at Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September 2022. This much-loved show with multi-generational appeal is sure to be the blockbuster event of the season!

Set in the prohibition era, Bugsy Malone is a spectacular theatrical experience based on Alan Parker’s world-famous movie musical and packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar-winner Paul Williams, including Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, My Name is Tallulah, Tomorrow, Bad Guys, So You Wanna Be A Boxer, I’m Feeling Fine and You Give A Little Love. This acclaimed Lyric Hammersmith production of Bugsy Malone, directed by Sean Holmes, is restaged for new audiences, providing pure theatrical escapism and plenty of razzmatazz.

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, thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last resort for Fat Sam's hapless hoodlums. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but that just isn't on the cards for our hero.

Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam’s moll and Bugsy’s old flame, and stay out of trouble long enough to help Fat Sam to defend his business…?

Bugsy Malone stars a talented cast of adult and young performers.

Tickets for Bugsy Malone at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available to purchase in person from the Box Office on Beaumont Street, by calling the Box Office team on 01865 305 305, or online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Image credit Johann Persson

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