Don’t miss Bonnie & Clyde in Hyde this week
Thursday 22nd March 2018 12:56 Entertainment Hyde News Tameside Posted by Nigel Skinner

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow drive into Hyde this week and park up at the Festival Theatre until Saturday as Hyde Musical Society present their latest production, Bonnie & Clyde.

This fantastic show with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black is rarely performed on the amateur circuit so don’t miss the chance 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 recognises 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.

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 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.

Pictures courtesy of Martin Ogden.