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Preview: Bonnie & Clyde at Sunderland Empire

Catherine Tyldesley to star in the first ever UK & Ireland tour of the west end hit…

Bonnie & Clyde The Musical

Bonnie & Clyde

Sunderland Empire

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 2024

       Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing Star, Catherine Tyldesley will make her musical theatre debut in the role of Blanche Barrow visiting Sunderland Empire from 19 March 2024.

       Star of Heathers and Newsies, Alex James-hatton to play the role of Clyde Barrow in Sunderland - sharing the role across the tour with Eastenders’ Danny Hatchard.

       Bat Out Of Hell’s Katie Tonkinson to play Bonnie Parker

       The Cher Show’s Sam Ferriday will play Marvin “Buck” Barrow and soul and R&B artist, Jaz Ellington as the Preacher

       Nate Landskroner of Waitress and Heathers will be alternate Clyde

Fan-favourite and winner of Best New Musical (What’sOnStage Awards 2023),  Bonnie & Clyde The Musical has announced initial casting for the production’s first ever UK & Ireland tour in 2024.

Leading lady and Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star, Catherine Tyldesley will make her musical theatre debut as Blanche Barrow sharing the role with Hollyoaks and Holby City’s Daisy Wood-Davis at certain venues on the tour. Catherine is joined in Sunderland by Heathers And Newsies star Alex James-Hatton, who will share the role of Clyde Barrow with Eastenders actor Danny Hatchard making his musical theatre debut across the tour.

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After wowing audiences in the West End and International Tour of Bat Out of Hell, Katie Tonkinson will play Bonnie Parker.

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Sam Ferriday, who has appeared in hit musicals such as Heathers, The Cher Show and Jersey Boys will play the role of Marvin “Buck” Barrow. R&B and Soul singer-songwriter Jaz Ellington, who has appeared on The Voice UK and Eurovision: You Decide, will play the role of The Preacher from 22 Feb - 27 July. Further casting will be announced soon.
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The UK & Ireland tour follows hot on the heels of two hell-raising hit seasons in London’s West End at the Arts Theatre and the Garrick Theatre. The eagerly awaited West End cast album was released in July and is available on all streaming platforms.
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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is the story of two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere who became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure - and each other. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, this is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation.

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The production features music by Tony® nominee Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernell), lyrics by Tony® and Oscar® winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love), a book by Emmy® Award nominee Ivan Menchell (Blended [movie], The Cemetery Club, Death Note The Musical).

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston (Director of the feature film Tomorrow Morning, MAME, The Royal Variety Performance) with Set and Costume Design by Philip Witcomb (Atlantis, Stones In His Pockets, MAME), Musical Supervision from Katy Richardson (SIX, Rent, Jersey Boys), Associate Musical Supervision from Nick Barstow (Next to Normal, Bonnie & Clyde), Original Arrangements and Orchestrations by John McDaniel (Patti Lupone: Live, Annie Get Your Gun), Additional Arrangements & Orchestrations by Jen Green (Fantastically Great Women, Vanara), Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr (Fantastically Great Women, Hamlet at Theatre Royal Windsor), Sound Design by Tom Marshall (The Drifter’s Girl, Nativity The Musical, Curtains), Video Design by Nina Dunn (The Shark Is Broken, Lazuli Sky), Wig Design by Darren Ware (Bonnie & Clyde) and Casting Director Jim Arnold CDG (Wicked, The Prince of Egypt).

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is presented by Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Group, an Olivier Award-winning production company with West End and UK Touring credits including Bonnie and Clyde in Concert, Rock of Ages, Company, Fame, Curtains, The Wedding Singer, The Last Five Years and The Last King of Scotland. 
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Bonnie & Clyde will hit Sunderland Empire’s stage from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March 2024. Tickets available from £13 at*A £3.65 transaction fee applies to online bookings. 

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