Well-known story brought to life
Bugsy Malone by The Garden Theatre Company. Review by Ann Dix The production - directed by Andy Bailey and assisted by Jan White - was slick, professional and extremely watachable from beginning to end. Every member of the cast from principals to chorus w
Bugsy Malone by The Garden Theatre Company. Review by Ann Dix
The production - directed by Andy Bailey and assisted by Jan White - was slick, professional and extremely watachable from beginning to end. Every member of the cast from principals to chorus were thoroughly enjoying themselves and this conveyed itself to the audience.
The well-known story of the gangsters and broads, and the famous splurge guns during the prohibition era, is familiar to everyone and each character was brought to life by excellent acting, singing and dancing by a wonderful cast.
Although it seems unfair to single individuals out, Ashley Gilmour as Bugsy Malone played the part to perfection. He has a good voice and an extremely relaxed manner on stage.
Tom Aggett as Fat Sam was excellent. Fizzy played by Robert Thorton was also outstanding. He is a talented dancer and choreographed the whole show ably assisted by his brother Thomas who also played Dandy Dan.
I loved the interval dance performed by Robert and Emma Taylor who played Tallulah as well as Darren Smith and Sean Briston's performance at the start of Act Two.
- 1 ‘It’s sadly coming to a natural end’ - restaurant to close its doors by August
- 2 New bid for housing thwarted by Great Crested Newts
- 3 21st century agreement on future of 17th century pub
- 4 Back garden log cabin needs permission says council
- 5 ‘It’s been very rewarding’ - Letizia amazed by support for La Strega
- 6 Axing BBC TV news from Cambridge 'a backward step' says MP
- 7 Change of plan for A142 Mepal bridge works as July closures announced
- 8 Village barn struck by arsonists in 4am blaze
- 9 Daughter pays tribute to model engineer who 'tried his hand at anything'
- 10 Explained: What the cost of living support package means for you
Amber Rutterford as Blousey Brown and Emma Taylor were superb. Amber's rendition of Ordinary Fool was lovely and Emma's My Name is Tallulah was absolutely great.
All the musical numbers were brilliant, especially Fat Sam's Grand Slam and The Boxer's Song. Evan Gilmour, who played Baby Face, showed confidence beyond his years.
The props were excellent and the costumes, some of which were made by Cathy Gilmour, were superb. The music arranged and played solely by Ryan Aves and the lighting by Paul Hunt were all top class.
Every single member of the cast was superb.