Bugsy Malone

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Rikki Beadle-Blair: the brilliant stage and screen writer who should be a household name
He has brought Black, gay and working-class experiences to a massive audience – as writer and director of countless plays and films, and creator of the pioneering TV show Metrosexuality

Jason Okundaye

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Alan Parker: a maker of glorious films with a gift for connecting with audiences | Peter Bradshaw
From Bugsy Malone to Mississippi Burning, Shoot the Moon to Angel Heart, Parker was a craftsman committed to entertaining cinemagoers

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jul, 2020 @5:22 PM

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My favourite film aged 12: Bugsy Malone
The musical where cocktail-sipping kids pretend to be adults has a seam of pure feelgood that makes real life feel far away

Elena Angelides

22, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The best films for children: Observer readers have their say
A look at some of the best responses to Mark Kermode’s selection of 25 child-friendly films

04, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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‘Film-making lost its lustre’: how Alan Parker found solace in art
Two years ago the acclaimed director of Bugsy Malone swapped his camera for canvas

Dalya Alberge

15, Jan, 2017 @12:05 AM

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Five of the best... theatre shows this week
Titanic | The Book Of Mormon | Bugsy Malone | The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk | Young Chekhov: Platonov, Ivanov & The Seagull

Lyn Gardner

22, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Carol Morley interview: ‘Bugsy Malone reminds me of my dad’
The director of The Falling recalls a precious cinema-going memory

26, Oct, 2015 @11:40 AM

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How we made Bugsy Malone
Scott Baio: ‘I kissed Jodie Foster at the Holiday Inn in Slough’

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

13, Oct, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Bugsy Malone review – a sassy, grab-you-by-the-tear-ducts production
Sean Holmes’s ebullient production avoids the pitfalls of staging Alan Parker’s musical

Susannah Clapp

03, May, 2015 @6:30 AM

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Bugsy Malone review – splurge-gun turf wars and cutesy molls
The young cast strut, smoulder and hoof their hearts out, but this adaptation of Alan Parker’s 1975 film has nothing new to say about the gangster-movie tradition

Michael Billington

28, Apr, 2015 @9:30 PM

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Bringing back Bugsy Malone: ‘we’ll smell of Angel Delight for months’
The Lyric Hammersmith has reopened to the sound of singing and splurge guns. But this streetwise revival of Bugsy Malone is more than a nostalgia trip

Matt Trueman

24, Apr, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Films made in 3D are a marketing gimmick, says director Alan Parker
Great Gatsby was only made in 3D to get the money back on a $120m movie, Bugsy Malone director tells Kirsty Wark. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

20, Jun, 2013 @9:45 AM

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