Youth musical has local talent

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RARE Productions, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre production company, returns to The Cresset next month with the ever-popular Bugsy Malone.

As ever it will feature a large, and young, talented local cast when it takes to the stage on March 17, 18 and 19 at the Bretton venue, where in the past couple of years they have put on Annie, Oliver, High School Musical and St Swithuns The Musical.

Bugsy Malone follows the 1976 film of the same name, which was produced with a cast consisting entirely of young people, including a 13 year old Jodie Foster.

It is set in Chicago in the 1920s and concerns the battle for criminal supremacy of rival gangs led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.

Into the mix steps aspiring boxing promoter Bugsy Malone, who becomes involved with aspiring night club singer Blousey Brown, and agrees to help Fat Sam turn the tables on his rival. The ‘weapons’ in this story are, of course, splurge guns and in the finale, just about everyone gets ‘splurged’ before getting up and realizing they can all be friends after all.

With well known songs such as ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Fat Sam’s Grand Slam’ and ‘Bad Guys’ and exciting dance routines, this is a massively popular show with young cast for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Performances are at 7.30pm with an additional matinee on March 19 at 2.30pm. Tickets from the box office on 01733 265705.