The Stevenage Lytton Youth
The Stevenage Lytton Players Summer 2007 Youth Theatre Production was Bugsy Malone and was performed at Nobel School, Stevenage.
The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre present this classic musical of gangsters and speakeasies. This is the first production to be performed at Nobel School and hopefully won’t be the last. Auditions have already taken place and a cast of over 50 youth members are now busy rehearsing a production that is not to be missed.
1929, Gangster warfare in New York. Dandy Dan's hoodlums terrorise the district, exterminating undesirables with their new weapons - splurge guns. His rival is Fat Sam Stacetto who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy; but Fat Sam's gang still use old fashioned pies.
Fat Sam engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth city slicker who hitherto has been more occupied in sweet-talking Blousey Brown - a would be girl singer. With Bugsy's help, Fat Sam escapes from a frame up, but he learns later that Dandy Dan's mob have splurged nearly all his gang. They've also destroyed his sarsparilla and grocery rackets - the whole empire's gone!
There's only one hope left. Fat Sam pays Bugsy 400 dollars in exchange for more help. Bugsy, who has promised to take Blousey to Hollywood, has to break his date with her. Is she mad! Meanwhile Bugsy and Leroy Smith, a guy with an awesome punch, witness a secret delivery of splurge guns at Dock 17. With a bunch of down and outs, they help themselves from the crates. Then the police arrive, led by Captain Smolsky and Lieutenant O'Dreary. Bugsy and the gang escape.
Finally Dandy Dan prepares for a showdown at Fat Sam's speakeasy. When his mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let 'em have the works. Splurge, custard pies, flour bombs... Out of the gooey pandemonium it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have made it up. Peace has broken out at last.
Dave Slade Director
Ticket prices: £TBA
Box Office: 0870 777 7619
Performances start at 7:45pm