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Bonnie and Clyde - casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SAMANTHA Louise Clark as Bonnie and Tom Sword as Clyde will lead the cast in the world premiere of Ruby in the Dust’s Bonnie and Clyde, which runs at the King’s Head Theatre from August 21 to September 21, 2013.

They will be joined by Emma Jane Martin as Blanche Barrow, Gary Tushaw as Sheriff Ted Hinton and Christopher Burr as W D Jones.

Previously Posted: Ruby in the Dust is presenting the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of Bonnie and Clyde at the King’s Head Theatre – from August 21 to September 21, 2013.

…Bonnie and Clyde don’t know that killing kills. The newspapers know that killing sells…

Adapted and directed by Linnie Reedman and music and lyrics by Joe Evans, Bonnie and Clyde charts a true tale of love, poverty, criminality and celebrity set in the 1930s Southern States of drought, dust, disease and death.

When Bonnie met Clyde it was an instant and dangerous attraction. From an impoverished, crime-riddled childhood, these two young lovers became inseparable and quickly plunged themselves into a life of fast cars, guns, revenge … and Hell. Part folk heroes and part murderous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde instantly became the stuff of legend.

Exploring the intricate relationships of the infamous ‘Barrow Gang’, this brand new stage adaptation, fused with music and featuring original vintage film footage, follows the couple’s cat-and-mouse game with the law across the arid plains of the Depression-riddled dust-bowl and through to its inevitable and tragic conclusion.

Formed in 2006 by Young Vic genesis director, Linnie Reedman, and acclaimed composer/musical director, Joe Evans, Ruby In The Dust has twelve productions under its belt, including shows both on the fringe and in the West End and at other site specific venues. Past credits include the critically praised The Great Gatsby Musical and Hutch (both at Riverside Studios), Miracle starring Susannah York and Tim Woodward (St Andrew Church Crypt and Leicester Square Theatre) and Dorian Gray (Leicester Square Theatre).

Tickets: £20.50 – £25; concessions £15 – £17.25; Previews (August 21 – 23) £10. All are available from the box office on 0207 478 0160 or online at

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.15 pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm; extra matinee on Saturday, September 21 at 2pm.

Dan Gordon’s The Boat Factory runs at the King’s Head Theatre from Tuesday, July 23 to Saturday, August 17, 2013.