Frances Mayli McCann as Bonnie and Jordan Luke Gage as Clyde
(Photo: Darren Bell)
We now know who will raise a little hell in London! The full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End debut of Bonnie and Clyde the Musicalwhich begins performances at the Arts Theater in London on April 9. The show, which features music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell, is directed by Nick Winston with sets and costumes by Philip Whitcomb.
The company will be led by Frances Mayli McCann, nominated by Olivier (Our Ladies of Perpetual Help) and Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet), with the titular Bonnie and Clyde respectively. The cast also includes Natalie McQueen as Blanche Barrow and George Maguire as Buck Barrow. Full Society includes Cleve September as Ted, Ako Mitchell as Preacher, Pippa Winslow as Cumie Barrow/Governor Miriam Ferguson/Eleanore, Gracie Lai as Emma Parker/Stella’, Alistair So as Sheriff Schmid, Alexander Evans as Henry Barrow/Deputy Johnson, Ross Dawes as Captain Frank Hamer, and Barney Wilkinson as Bud/Archie. Charlie McCullagh and Annie Guy serve as swings.
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rose from two small West Texas towns to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual desires for excitement and glory, combined with a desperate need to get out of the mundanity and endless poverty of West Dallas, sets them on a mission to pursue their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting them and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to theft and murder to survive. As the fame of the infamous duo grows, their inevitable end draws near. Bonnie and Clyde is the story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.
The Broadway production, starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes, earned 2012 Tony nominations for Wildhorn’s score and Osnes’ performance.