Bugsy Malone

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  • Bugsy Malone Medley.mp3

A play by Alan Parker with Words and Music by Paul Williams.

Published by Warner/Chappell. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd


1929, Gangster warfare in New York

Dandy Dan’s hoodlums are terrorising the city with their new weapon – splurge guns! Fat Sam, owner of the Grand Slam Speakeasy brings in Bugsy Malone (a smooth city slicker who is far more interested in sweet-talking Blousey Brown, a would-be singer) to help him defeat his rival. 

But things do not run smoothly.....

In fact, they get very, VERY messy!!


1 clarinet I or flute 
1 clarinet II or alto sax
1 bassoon
1 trumpet
1 trombone
1 guitar
1 bass guitar
1 drums
1 piano

Can also be performed with piano accompaniment 


Vocal scores and band parts are available for hire. Please see application pack. 

Please note, Bugsy Malone must be performed with live band or piano accompaniment.

Libretto on sale
Costumes and splurge guns can be hired from a number of organisations.

To view a perusal copy of the vocal score, click here.


Application pack includes application form, song and character lists, terms and conditions and full costing details. Download your application pack below:



Please note that if you are charging for tickets to your performance, you need to select the SOCIETIES pack, even if you are a school.

Click here for our Bugsy Malone FAQs!


Cast Size: Flexible

Genre(s): Musical Theatre, Comedy, Romantic, School Show


‘No beating about Shepherd’s Bush, this Hammersmith Bugsy Malone is a blast - a triumphant return for the stage version of Alan Parker’s adored 1976 film-musical, which braved ridicule and broke the mould by planting children in the roles of Prohibition-era mobsters, their molls and those caught in the “splurge-gun” cross-fire – conjuring a world in which life’s as throwaway as a lollipop...Trusting the youngsters to carry the whole kit and caboodle – above all the songs (lip-synched in the film) - lends crucial emotional substance to the pastiche style and elegant dressing-up-box fun.'

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish), 29 April 2015