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BareBones Youth Past Production

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

We may now, with hindsight, recognise that to open with Bugsy Malone as a first production was, to say the least, foolhardy.

The musical is written for fourteen year olds, principally boys; we had eight to thirteen year olds, principally girls. The play demands a large multi-level set; we had a small flat floored village hall. The play has one hundred and five characters; we had 37 young people. The play demands twenties costumes; we had none. Add to that the problem of getting people to sing acceptably, to undertake sixty-nine costume changes in double quick time and to seamlessly populate forty-five separate scenes and you have some idea of just how ‘foolhardy’ we were.

However, after a lot of hard work by all involved the show went on in February in front of enthusiastic full houses and was hailed a triumph.

The cast of Bugsy Malone

The Cast

Bugsy Adam Moran
Blowsey Alison Raine
Picket Amy Evans
Yonkers Antony Humble
Louella Anna Lomax
Joe Beth Chandler
Tallulah Caitlin Osborne
Leroy Christopher Kear
Snake Eyes Claire Symonds
Dotty Corvey White
Lena Fay Coyle
Louis Georgina Watling
Seymour Scoop Guy Lomax
Knuckles Hannah Lewis
Butler Hannah Poole
Tilly Hanni Lane
O'Dreary Jack Campey
Benny Lee Jacob Cooper
Paperboy Jacob Timms
Bronx Charlie James Lester
Cagey Joe James Studdard
Fizzy Jasmine Jones
Smolsky Jessica Barradale-Smith
Dandy Dan Jonny Buck
Angelo Katherine Wiils
Bangles Katy Cogswell
Babyface Kayah Worrall
Lorretta Lauren Yeoman
Fat Sam Madeleine Maloney
Roxy Robinson Naomi Skidmore
Priest Oliver Cansdale
Ritzy Olivia Lancaster
Laughing Boy Richard Powell
Pop Becker Sarah Lester
Violinist Tagan Coyle
English Reporter Zac Worrall

Director: Dave Baldwin

The Crew

Stage Manager Loraine Worrall
Lighting Philip Preston
Sound Ian Pauley
Assistant
Stage Managers
Margaret Baldwin
Sheila Dovey
Gaby Manuel
Properties Maureen Baker
Setting Richard Worrall
Dave Baldwin
Costume Stella Truscott
Claire Milinczuk
Front of House Jackie Cogswell
Trevor Metcalfe

Our thanks to GB Scaffolding of Ross-on-Wye for their 'support'.

Jo Scrivin in The Ross Gazette

A large, young cast and a relatively small stage could have caused problems in the production of Bugsy Malone by the BareBones Youth Theatre Company at Goodrich. Instead the excellent direction of Dave Baldwin brought the very best out of these talented and enthusiastic youngsters. This was a fresh, exciting and extremely enjoyable performance. It was fast-paced action all the way to the stunning finale, and I cannot say who enjoyed it more, the audience or the actors.

The members of the group are aged 8 to 13 and it was wonderful to see their confidence grow as the show progressed and amazing to realise that this was the first full-length production the group had put on together. The cast, and of course the all-important backstage and front of house crew should all be very proud of themselves for putting on such a fabulous show. Every member of the cast was worthy of praise and it would be unfair to pick out a few actors for special mention as so many of them took on more than one role and they all worked together so well. The ingenious set, authentic costumes and superb props, especially the telephone box, the car and of course the splurge guns, all added to this terrific production. There is no doubt that the capacity audience was full of family and friends who were keen to demonstrate their support, but BareBones Youth Theatre can all be very proud of their performance.

I would also like to add that according to their programme the prime objective of the group is enjoyment:. ”If it isn’t fun to do, don’t do it!” Well the enjoyment of being part of such a successful production was obvious and enhanced the audience’s enjoyment no end.

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by Bill Tordoff & Dave Baldwin

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September 2011

"US AND THEM" and "TITANIC"

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

2nd Septmber 2010

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by Tony Horitz and David Foxton

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by William Shakespeare

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"2B or not 2B" & "Castle Royal"

by Bill Tordoff

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by William Shakespeare

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by Nick Warburton & Patrick Marber

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by William Shakespeare

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"Peter and the Wolf Brothers" & "The Roman Float"

by Peter Terson

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by William Shakespeare

August 2006

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by Willy Russell

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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

February 2005