It has been a couple of months since I last went to theatre. Yesterday, I got to see the brand new production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric in Hammersmith. And my was I in for a treat!!! But before you read on… be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of this article – you don’t want to miss out!! If you are familiar with the “child” gangster movie from the 70s and loved it.. then you will adore this stage production! It has all the best songs, brilliant choreography and a set of fantastic young actors (I am simply in awe of these kids!).
The plot is simple – two gangs, one turf, fighting over the much sought after “splurge guns”. The “broads” want to make it on stage, and the guys try to outwit each other (badly) in the turf wars. There is romance blossoming, fun and mischief.
The actors range from around 8yrs – 23yrs. The (0lder) support crew being on stage for all performances, whilst the younger kids will vary from performance to performance. First off – the support crew is BRILLIANT – fantastic dance skills performed to great choreography (we particularly LOVED the boxing ring performance) as well as the whole cast dance at the end. Secondly, the kids that we saw were simply fantastic. At times you forget that you are watching 10yrs olds on stage. Great voices, great on stage presence and funny. You can tell that they LOVED every minute of it themselves. I am so impressed with the team that worked with these kids and no doubt makes it work 3 times over with each set of child casts that gets rotated through the week.
I would most definitely recommend that you go and see this brilliant production!
If you are looking to take kids – the theatre admits children over the age of 6yrs for this performance. Personally, I would probably take children 8yrs+ though, my 7yr old is probably just old enough to go and see this!
Now.. would you like a chance to win a set of tickets?
We have one set of family tickets of 4 people to give away. This is to go and see Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL excluding Friday evenings, Saturday matinee and evening performances. For a list of performance times visit Lyric.
To enter.. simply leave a comment and let us know whether you have seen the Bugsy Malone movie and if yes, how old you were when you first watched it.. if not.. not to worry just say “no” and we hope to see you at the theatre very soon!
1) A family ticket must include a minimum of 1 adult and children under 6 years old will not be admitted. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be available for first performance preference. Tickets to be collected at the box office and cannot be resold or transferred.
2) The tickets are for Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith (London, UK) and no other performances or venues.
3) The prize may NOT be exchanged against a payment. Tickets only.
4) The competition closes on Friday 8th May 2015 10 a.m.