Bugsy Malone to bring mobsters to St Albans stage

PUBLISHED: 09:06 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:14 08 April 2019

St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.

St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.

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Have those splurge guns locked and loaded as Bugsy Malone is coming to the St Albans stage this week.

St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.

St Albans Youth Music Theatre’s production of gangster musical Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten’s main stage at the Abbey Theatre this week.

Celebrating SAYMT’s 40th anniversary, the tuneful company will be taking audiences on a trip back to 1920s New York in their all-singing, all-dancing production from Thursday, April 11 until Saturday, April 13.

Rival mobsters Dandy Dan and Fat Sam are fighting for supremacy in the city that never sleeps during Prohibition.

Things are getting ugly with “splurge gun” killings out of control.

St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.St Albans Youth Music Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone will be showing on the Company of Ten's main stage.

Only one man can sort out the mess. Enter smooth-talking, man-about-town Bugsy.

And so the stage is set for the greatest splurge gun battle in history.

But who will emerge as top gangster? And how will they ever clean up all that splurge?

Duncan Kennedy is directing the SAYMT show, with book by Alan Parker and music and lyrics by Paul Williams.

He said: “Being part of SAYMT for several years has had an enormous impact on my life and it is very exciting to be part of this the group’s 40th anniversary show.

“I have always loved Bugsy as it was the first show I did with SAYMT.

“It is such a fun script, full of laughs and silliness and lots of great parts for everyone to get stuck into.”

The director added: “The cast and creative team have been working really hard since September and we’ve had enormous fun in rehearsals.

“The cast has become a very close-knit group, and this has been one of the most relaxed shows I’ve been a part of thanks to everyone’s concentration and hard work.

“They are a very talented bunch.”

Performances take place from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 at 7.30pm.

There’s also a Bugsy Malone matinée on Saturday, April 13 at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 and concessions £11.

• To book tickets visit www.abbeytheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 01727 857861.

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