DLAP Group have announced that Olivier Award nominated Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage will star in the anticipated West End premiere of the cult favourite, BONNIE AND CLYDE THE MUSICAL, which will play a limited season at the Arts Theatre from Saturday 9 April 2022.
Frances Mayli McCann now reprises the role of Bonnie in this full production following the extraordinary reaction to her performance in Bonnie and Clyde In Concert in January 2022.
They join the previously announced Natalie McQueen as ‘Blanche Barrow’ and George Maguire as ‘Buck Barrow’. The full company includes Cleve September as ‘Ted’ and Ako Mitchell as ‘Preacher’, Pippa Winslow as ‘Cumie Barrow/Governor Miriam Ferguson/Eleanore’, Gracie Lai as ‘Emma Parker/Stella’, Alistair So as ‘Sheriff Schmid’, Alexander Evans as ‘Henry Barrow/Deputy Johnson’, Ross Dawes as ‘Captain Frank Hamer’, Barney Wilkinson as ‘Bud/Archie’ and swings Charlie McCullagh and Annie Guy.
Casting for the roles of ‘Trish’ and Young ‘Bonnie’ and ‘Clyde’ is still to be announced.
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame, combined with a desperate need to lift themselves out of the endless banality and poverty of West Dallas, set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
BONNIE AND CLYDE THE MUSICAL has a book by Ivan Menchell, a Tony Award nominated score by Frank Wildhorn, and lyrics by Don Black.
The production will be directed by Nick Winston with Set and Costume Design by Philip Witcomb, Musical Supervision from Katy Richardson, Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr, Sound Design by Tom Marshall, and Video Design by Nina Dunn.
The creative team is completed by: Casting Director Jim Arnold CDG; Musical Director Nick Barstow; Keys 2/ Assistant Musical Director Debbi Clarke; Associate Director/Choreographer Megan Louch; Wigs Designer Darren Ware; Fight Director Kate Waters; Production Manager Phil McCandlish; Orchestra Fixer Rich Morris; Costumer Supervisor Jemima Penny; Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl for Propworks; Company Stage Manager Paul Deavin; Drums Zach Okonkwo; Violin Clodagh Kennedy; and Bass Guitar Annie Blake.