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Open Auditions

Rare’s Youth Production of Bugsy Malone

Gangster warfare in New York – Dandy Dan’s hoodlums terrorise the district, his rival is Fat Sam Stacetto, who runs the Grand Slam Speakeasy. Fat Sam engages the help of Bugsy Malone, a smooth city slicker who is often occupied sweet talking Blousey Brown, a would be girl singer. With Bugsy’s help, Fat Sam escapes from a frame up but he learns later that Dandy Dan’s mob have splurged nearly all his gang. They’ve also destroyed his sarsparilla and grocery rackets the whole empire’s gone! There’s only one hope left. Fat Sam pays Bugsy 400 dollars in exchange for more help. Bugsy and Leroy Smith, a guy with an awesome punch, witness a secret delivery of splurge guns at Dock 17.

With a bunch of down and outs, they help themselves from the crates. Then the police arrive, led by Captain Smolsky and Lieutenant O’Dreary. Bugsy and the gang escape through a trapdoor. Finally Dandy Dan prepares for a showdown at Fat Sam’s speakeasy. When his mob burst in, Bugsy and the guys let ’em have it the works.

Splurge, custard pies, flour bombs… Out of the gooey pandemonium it emerges that Bugsy and Blousey have made it up. Peace has broken out at last.

Audition Info

AUDITION 1 – Wednesday 10 January 2024
5.30pm – 7.00pm (7-12 years old) – You can arrive anytime during this time slot
7.00pm – 8.30pm (13-18 years old) – You can arrive anytime during this time slot
Towngate Theatre, St. Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DL

AUDITION 2 – Sunday 14 January 2024
2.00pm – 3.00pm (7-12 years old) – You can arrive anytime during this time slot
3.00pm – 4.00pm (13-18 years old) – You can arrive anytime during this time slot
Billericay School, School Lane, Billericay, CM12 9LH

No need to book and nothing to prepare
A show fee is payable by all successful applicants

Rare’s Production of Bugsy Malone is to be performed at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon over 28 – 30 March 2024

Tickets will go on sale from 10am on Thursday 14 December 2023, tickets will be available to purchase online here

Commonly asked questions:

  • Do we just turn up on the evening or do we need to pre-register?
    These are Open auditions so just turn up at your allocated age time slot that evening, there no need to pre-register
  • Do we need to fill out a form beforehand?
    There is no form to complete in advance of arriving for the audition
  • Is there anything I need to learn/rehearse in advance?
    No, all material is provided at the audition
  • Do we need any previous acting/singing/dancing experience?
    No previous experience necessary – it’s open to everyone!
  • Are both auditions open to both Boys and Girls?
    Yes – absolutely!

If you have any further queries regarding the auditions, please email or call 01767 681049