Talented young cast present ‘splurgetastic’ hit musical Bugsy Malone

Royal & Derngate’s Youth Theatre and Young Company take to the Royal stage to present the smash hit musical Bugsy Malone, from Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 July.


New York is in the shadow of the great depression and mob boss Fat Sam is under threat from his new rival Dandy Dan and her gang of hoodlums. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive splurge guns wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls in love with Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer.

Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah and stay out of trouble whilst helping to defend Fat Sam’s business?

A 60-strong company of young people – aged from 8 to 21 – delve into the jazz age to explore the thrilling, dark and dangerous 1920s American prohibition era with a generous helping of silliness and splurge.

Directed by Ashley Elbourne (The Blue Road, Fame Jr., The Musicians), this fun-filled family musical is packed with well-known songs and features Northampton’s brightest up and coming young talent, supported by a community band of 11 local young musicians.

Bugsy Malone can be seen from Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 July at 7.30pm with matinees at 2.30pm both Saturdays and on Sunday 15 July (no performances on Sunday 8 July). Tickets are priced from £6 to £14* and can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone is presented by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd on behalf of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. Play by Alan Parker. Words and Music by Paul Williams.

* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions of £15 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per ticket.