Casting announced for Bonnie and Clyde musical
| By London Theatre Direct
The cast has been announced for the story of America’s most famous Depression-era folk legends, which opens at the King’s Head Theatre this summer. In the title roles of Bonnie and Clyde, which opens on August 21, are Samantha Louise Clark as Bonnie and Tom Sword as Clyde. Joining them are Emma Jane Martin as Blanche Barrow, Gary Tushaw as Sheriff Ted Hinton and Christopher Burr as W D Jones.
Adapted by Linnie Reedman with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, Bonnie and Clyde charts a true tale of love, poverty, criminality and celebrity set in the 1930s Southern States of drought, dust, disease and death. When Bonnie met Clyde it was an instant and dangerous attraction. From an impoverished, crimeriddled
childhood, these two young lovers became inseparable and quickly plunged themselves into a life of fast cars, guns, revenge … and Hell. Part folk heroes and part murderous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde instantly became the stuff of legend.
“…Bonnie and Clyde don’t know that killing kills. The newspapers know that killing sells…”
Exploring the intricate relationships of the infamous ‘Barrow Gang’, this brand new stage adaptation, fused with music and featuring original vintage film footage, follows the couple’s cat-and-mouse game with the law across the arid plains of the Depression-riddled dust-bowl and through to its inevitable and
On its world premiere last summer, The Great Gatsby Musical led to three Off West Award nominations including Best New Musical.
FOR THE GREAT GATSBY MUSICAL 2012:
“…A well-executed, affecting and stylish production. Composer Joe Evans's music and lyrics evoke the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly. Sultry refrains pulse in the background as secrets are revealed that prove disastrous."
Time Out SHOW OF THE WEEK
“… It has both style and heart…”
"… Linnie Reedman’s production radiates bitter-sweet charm…"
“…A slick and sumptuous production. Evans effortlessly writes a score that could have been plucked from the 1920’s itself. An acute knowledge of the genre has resulted in a highly lyrical and lively score, complete with some soaring and heartbreaking melodies that heighten the intense emotions of the story…”
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