Initial casting for Bonnie and Clyde The Musical in the West End

Last Updated on 17 February 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

George Maguire and Natalie McQueen will reprise the roles of Buck and Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde The Musical at London’s Arts Theatre

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George Maguire and Natalie McQueen

George Maguire and Natalie McQueen have been announced as the first cast members of the new West End production of Bonnie and Clyde The Musical.

The pair will play Buck and Blanche Barrow – the brother and sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow and members of the criminal gang that Clyde led with his partner, Bonnie Parker.

They previously performed the roles in the concert production of Bonnie and Clyde at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in January this year alongside Frances Mayli McCann and Jeremy Jordan in the title roles.

Further casting for the production, running at the Arts Theatre from 9 April 2022, is to be announced “in due course”.

Maguire won an Olivier Award for best supporting actor in a musical for his performance as Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon. His other theatre credits include 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at The Other Palace Studio, Oliver! at the London Palladium and the European tour of Rent.

McQueen’s West End credits include playing Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre as well as Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the UK tour of Wonderland, Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre and Starlight Express at The Other Palace.

The musical, which originally premiered in the US in 2009 before a Broadway run in 2011, features music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell.

The new production will be directed by Nick Winston with set and costume design by Philip Whitcomb and musical supervision from Katy Richardson. It is presented by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Group.

The show is based on the true story of robbers Bonnie and Clyde who terrorised Texas in the 1930s during the Great Depression.

Tickets are on sale now at www.bonnieandclydemusical.com.

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