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The Dunmow Players Youth Theatre presents Bugsy Malone

 

The Dunmow Players Youth Theatre will be putting on Bugsy Malone at the Foakes Hall in Dunmow next week, their debut performance since being relaunched in September last year.

     The Youth Theatre, run by West End veteran and Dunmow Players chairman, Peter Dedman, currently has twenty-five students who train on Mondays in Dunmow. The aim of the group is to provide professional training to students aged 8–18 interested in all aspects of theatre, whether it be acting, singing, dancing or backstage. “They don’t need experience to join us, just enthusiasm!” says Jennifer Miles Davis, the group organiser. “The best part about running a youth theatre is teaching kids who don’t know a thing to start with, and seeing them gain confidence and grow as performers. That is immensely satisfying,” says Dedman.

       The show looks set to wow audiences with its uplifting songs and impressive performances by young, talented actors. Ones to watch are Zach Willis (11) as Fat Sam, Poppy Perry (10) as Blousey Brown, Ollie Brown (11) as Dandy Dan and Henry Davis (10) as Bugsy Malone. Lucy Keys (18) will also make a stunning appearance as Tallulah.

       Having already run a successful youth group in Bishops Stortford alongside Iain Court, the duo were keen to work together again on Bugsy. “It’s a great show for kids,” says Dedman. “It’s set in a period that is fascinating for them, with the gangsters and the dancing girls, and there are some brilliant characters to work with like Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.” It’s not to be missed and a lot of fun. As Dedman says, “What kid doesn’t like getting covered in splurge?!”

2017

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker
Director Iain Court

Choreographer Peter Dedman and Abi Carsberg

“What kid doesn’t like getting covered in splurge?!”

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Zach Willis (Fat Sam) and Ollie Brown (Dandy Dan), trying to keep a straight face during a standoff, during Bugsy Malone rehearsals.

Zach Willis (Fat Sam) and Ollie Brown (Dandy Dan), trying to keep a straight face during a standoff, during Bugsy Malone rehearsals.