Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow drive into Hyde next week and park up at the Festival Theatre from the 20th – 24th March as Hyde Musical Society present their latest production, Bonnie & Clyde. This fantastic show with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell is rarely performed on the amateur circuit so don’t miss the chance to book your tickets now.
Bonnie & Clyde tells the story of real-life fugitives, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. In the midst of the country-wide depression the couple find notoriety and love in this thrilling, fast-paced musical. Frustrated with their poor, ordinary lives, Bonnie and Clyde both dream of the exciting lives they have seen in the movies. After escaping from jail, Clyde meets Bonnie and recognizes a fellow dreamer. Their craving for fame and thrills leads them into a life of crime and a life on the run. Despite the pleas of their families, the couple embark on a series of robberies at gunpoint, continuously evading the police and becoming the celebrities they desperately wanted to be. They are soon joined by Clyde’s brother, Buck, and the “Barrow Gang” plans increasingly ambitious heists. As their fame and ambition grows, their inevitable fate draws closer. When Buck is killed by the police during an escape, Bonnie and Clyde decide to go and see their families once more.
Leading the talented cast are award winning Sophie Lord as Bonnie and Nick Ward as Clyde in this action packed show which follows on from Hyde’s extravagant and highly successful production of The Addams Family last year. Ben Mackenzie as Buck Barrow and Helen Claire Rose as Blanche Barrow also star.
Sexy, exciting, and daring, Bonnie & Clyde combines gospel, rockabilly, and blues music to produce an innovative score that complements the action-filled plot.
Bonnie & Clyde directed by Nigel Griffiths plays at Hyde’s Festival Theatre from the 20th – 24th March nightly at 7:30pm. Tickets can be bought from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hydemusicalsociety or by calling 0161 478 4634.