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Orchard School Bristol

Tickets on sale for Bugsy

Published on 01/03/19

Just a few weeks before curtain up on our spectacular musical

Our performance of Bugsy Malone, a musical gangster comedy, will take place in term four across two nights, April 2 and 3.

Students have been meeting every Monday after school for rehearsals with a range of different roles are on offer – from performing on stage to working behind scenes on lighting and costume design. 

A staff team lead is assisting cast members with all aspects of the popular Alan Parker musical.

Head of performing arts Mr Butcher said: “We have some exceptional talent at Orchard School and a show like Bugsy Malone is a perfect vehicle for singers, dancers and actors.

“The story is fantastic and the songs are incredibly appealing which should be a real treat for the audience members, whether young or old.

“A musical production like this gives the students the chance to work as a team to a goal which they will feel rightly proud of once they hear the applause of the audiences.”

So, what’s the story? It’s the year 1929, set in New York City.

One powerful gangster named Fat Sam has a gang who constantly fight against the sneaky Dandy Dan and his group of cronies. Their weapons? Splurge guns and custard pies.

Smooth talking, man about town Bugsy Malone is hired to help Fat Sam out.

Bugsy meets Blousey Brown, a beautiful girl who dreams of being a singer but cannot get a break as Fat Sam is only interested in letting his girlfriend Tallulah perform.

The big question is: will Bugsy choose the life of a gangster over his girlfriend Blousey and her big dream?