Lyric Hammersmith brings Bugsy Malone back in June 2016

Asanda Jezile in Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Asanda Jezile in Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Picture: Manuel Harlan

The Lyric Hammersmith’s critically acclaimed production of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone, with music and lyrics by Paul Williams and directed by Sean Holmes, will return to the Lyric for a 12-week run, opening on Friday 24 June 2016, with previews from Saturday 11 June.

Bugsy Malone re-opened the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2015 following a multi-million pound redevelopment and the creation of the Reuben Foundation Wing. It was the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade.

Casting to be announced

Sean Holmes said: “I’m so pleased that Bugsy Malone is returning to the Lyric. I’m delighted our audience will get a further opportunity to relish Alan Parker’s inspired creation and to be transported by the talent and energy of our young cast.”

Alan Parker added: “I’m delighted that the Lyric is bringing back Bugsy Malone. The 2015 production was beautifully mounted by Sean Holmes and his team and a revelation to me – by far and away the best stage production of it I’ve ever seen.”

Sean Holmes is artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith and most recently directed Bugsy Malone. He also directed four shows as part of the theatre’s two-year programme of Secret Theatre. In 2010 he revived Sarah Kane’s Blasted at the Lyric and the production was awarded the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. His theatre credits while at the Lyric include: A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts, Chamber Piece, A Streetcar Named Desire, Woyzeck, Cinderella, Desire Under the Elms, Morning, Have I None, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Saved, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Ghost Stories, Three Sisters and Comedians. Sean was associate director of the Oxford Stage Company from 2001 to 2006 and has worked for the National Theatre and RSC, as well as the Royal Court, Donmar, Tricycle, Chichester Festival Theatre and Abbey Theatre, Dublin. In 2016 Sean will be directing Simon Stephens’ Herons and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lyric and Plough and the Stars at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

Also in the creative team are: choreographer Drew McOnie, designer Jon Bausor, musical director Phil Bateman, lighting director James Farncombe, sound designer Ben Harrison.

Readers may also be interested in:

Bugsy Malone – Lyric Hammersmith – Review


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