A slapstick musical comedy, Bugsy Malone follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the washed up, well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam's gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they've got coming.
It is 1929 in New York and the city is divided by gang warfare. On one side, Dandy Dan’s mob terrorise the district, taking out those they turn against with their new splurge guns. On the other side, Dandy Dan’s rival, Fat Sam, runs his successful Grand Slam Speakeasy. There, he deals with business and enjoys the attention of his girlfriend, the seductive Tallulah. However, Sam is jealous of Dandy Dan’s gang as he still uses old-fashioned custard pies to take out their victims. When Fat Sam’s gang is brutally splurged and his empire under severe threat, he engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth-talking man about town, who simultaneously attempts to woo Blousey Brown, the new-girl singer in town.
Based on the 1976 film which starred a young Jodie Foster, the Hawkins Youth Theatre Company production will take to the stage this July School Holidays for eight performances only at the Hawkins Theatre, Papakura accompanied by a live band.