Photo Flash: First Look at New BONNIE & CLYDE Musical at the Kings Head Theatre
RUBY IN THE DUST presents the world premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, a new musical adaptation, adapted and directed by Linnie Reedman, with music and lyrics by Joe Evans. The show will run at the King's Head Theatre through 21 September, with press night set for 28 August at 7.15 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
In the title roles of Bonnie and Clyde are Samantha Louise Clark as Bonnie and Tom Sword as Clyde. Joining them are Emma Jane Martin as Blanche Barrow, Gary Tushaw as Sheriff Ted Hinton and Christopher Burr as W D Jones.
Adapted by Linnie Reedman with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, Bonnie and Clyde charts a true tale of love, poverty, criminality and celebrity set in the 1930s Southern States of drought, dust, disease and death.
When Bonnie met Clyde it was an instant and dangerous attraction. From an impoverished, crime- riddled childhood, these two young lovers became inseparable and quickly plunged themselves into a life of fast cars, guns, revenge ... and Hell. Part folk heroes and part murderous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde instantly became the stuff of legend.
Exploring the intricate relationships of the infamous 'Barrow Gang', this brand new stage adaptation, fused with music and featuring original vintage film footage, follows the couple's cat-and-mouse game with the law across the arid plains of the Depression-riddled dust-bowl and through to its inevitable and tragic conclusion.
Formed in 2006 by Young Vic genesis director Linnie Reedman and acclaimed composer/musical director Joe Evans, Ruby In The Dust has twelve productions under its belt, including shows both on the fringe and the West End and other site specific venues. Past credits include the critically praised The Great Gatsby Musical, Hutch (both at Riverside Studios), Miracle starring Susannah York and Tim Woodward, (St Andrew Church Crypt and Leicester Square Theatre) and Dorian Gray (Leicester Square Theatre).
On its world premiere last summer, The Great Gatsby Musical led to three Off West Award nominations including Best New Musical.
THE KING'S HEAD THEATRE 115 UPPER STREET ISLINGTON, LONDON N1 1QN, 21 August to 21 September Press Night 28 - 7.15pm. Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 7.15 pm; Sunday Matinees 3pm; Extra matinees Saturday 21 September 2pm. Tickets: £20.50 - £25 (concessions £15-£17.25) Previews 21 - 23 August £10. Box office 0207 478 0160 and online at www.kingsheadtheatre.com.
Photo Credit: Roy Tan
Samantha Louise Clark
Tom Sword, Samantha Louise Clark and Company
Tom Sword and Samantha Louise Clark
Cast of BONNIE & CLYDE
Samantha Louise Clark and Tom Sword