Bugsy Malone Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29th June Queen’s Theatre, Hornuchurch Tickets www.queens-theatre.co.uk Set in 1920s prohibition-era New York, where two rival gangs are fighting  for turf, the story follows smooth city slicker Bugsy Malone.   Bugsy falls for a would-be singer, Blousey Brown, who ultimately dreams  of making it big in Hollywood.   The musical showcases a world of speakeasies, glamorous club singers  and deception, and even a revolutionary new weapon which both gangs  are keen to get their hands on to try and eliminate the opposition. Throw  in a potential championship boxer and an army of "down and outs" and  you have a musical with grown up themes, this time around performed  by a grown up cast.   Bugsy Malone has traditionally only ever been performed by children,  but SOS will now have the opportunity to bring out the more mature  aspects of the show without taking away the fun and humour that comes  with Alan Parker's tremendous parody of the film noir genre.   Director David Pridige says: "It will be an exciting and fun challenge to  portray these characters with their more adult traits. From the brash Fat  Sam, who owns the Grand Slam Speakeasy and is constantly  surrounded by his gang of mobsters; to the sultry and sexy Tallulah, who  is the Grand Slam's main draw; to the elegant and sophisticated Dandy  Dan (who this time around will be Dandy Danielle, with her own equally  elegant female gang), there's a character for everyone to root for."  There are of course certain aspects of the show that will remain  unchanged: Splurge guns and custard pies will be our weapons of  choice, echoing the silent movie era, and all this will be set against the  brilliant and familiar songs of Paul Williams 
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* NOTE: unless otherwise stated ALL rehearsals will be at St George’s, Ongar Road, Brentwood and start at 7.45pm* SW - South Weald village hall CM14 4NP  BM - Blackmore village hall CM4 0QW
Rehearsal Schedule (subject to change) Audition details here DATE PLACE TIME February Weds 6th Intro night St George’s 7.45pm Fri 8th Dance workshop St George’s 7.45pm Weds 13th Auditionees rehearsal St George’s 7.45pm Fri 15th Auditionees rehearsal South Weald 7.45pm Sun 17th Auditions St Peter’s tbc Weds 20th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 22nd        St George’s 7.45pm Weds 27th   St George’s 7.45pm March Fri 1st        St George’s 7.45pm Weds 6th     St George’s 7.45pm Fri 8th St George’s 7.45pm Weds 13th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 15th        South Weald 7.45pm Weds 20th   St George’s 7.45pm Fri 22nd St George’s 7.45pm Weds 27th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 29th St George’s 7.45pm April Weds 3rd St George’s 7.45pm Fri 5th        St George’s 7.45pm Weds 10th   St George’s 7.45pm Fri 12th Highwood VH 7.45pm Wed 17th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 19th NO REHEARSAL Weds 24th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 26th St George’s 7.45pm May Weds 1st          St George’s 7.45pm Fri 3rd St George’s 7.45pm Weds 8th     St George’s 7.45pm Fri 10th St George’s 7.45pm Weds 15th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 17th        South Weald 7.45pm Weds 22nd St George’s 7.45pm Fri 24th St George’s 7.45pm Weds 29th         St George’s 7.45pm Fri 31st St George’s 7.45pm June Weds 5th     St George’s 7.45pm Fri 7th St George’s 7.45pm Weds 12th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 14th        St George’s 7.45pm Weds 19th St George’s 7.45pm Fri 21st South Weald 7.45pm Week commencing Sunday 23rd Show Week - Queen’s Theatre  
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