The original film, written and directed by Alan Parker with catchy songs by Paul Williams, was adapted for the stage by Parker and has proved to be enduringly popular.
It is probably unique insofar as the film and play are both designed with adult characters played by young actors aged from about ten to fourteen years and has no adult performers at all.
In the film the leads were taken by the very young Jodie Foster and Scott Baio.
Bugsy, a man about town living in the dangerous streets of the prohibition era 1920s, finds himself in the middle of a gang war between Fat Sam Stacetto and Dandy Dan fighting over control of the illegal sarsaparilla trade and the speakeasies.
This is the Roaring Twenties.
Bugsy Malone creates a world where the splurge gun is a secret weapon, a custard pie can be life-threatening and a young singer dreams of making it big in Hollywood.
From the mean streets of New York 1929, to the mean streets of Foster 2014 – FAMDA brought Bugsy Malone to South Gippsland with a cast of 47 talented and enthusiastic young performers. By arrangement with Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards – Nominations
Most Outstanding Youth Performance – Male
Most Outstanding Youth Performance – Female
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