|Bonnie & Clyde|
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula), is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.
When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behaviour turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
Directed and choreographed by newcomer Sam Hooper (Cats, Mamma Mia!) and music direction by Zara Stanton (Fangirls, The Deb), Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. Sam, when speaking of this unique spin on the epic tale, said, “Audiences will love the bold legend of this infamous duo as the two claw their way up from poverty, forgoing family and the law, for love and notoriety. 2022 audiences will not only be seeing the Australian debut of the show, but after undergoing script adjustments from the original, they’ll also be seeing a Bonnie & Clyde unique from both Broadway and the West End.”
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011