Bonnie & Clyde musical gunned down

May 24 2024 | By | Reply More

Tour pulled because of poor ticket sales

The UK tour of Bonnie and Clyde the musical, which had been due to play the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in July, has been shut down with immediate effect and will no longer play Edinburgh.

The Festival Theatre say that they have begun emailing patrons who booked for the run from Tue July 2 to Sat July 6. Tickets bought by card will be refunded automatically. Cash purchasers will receive a credit note.

Bonnie and Clyde poster

Directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, the musical has a book by Ivan Menchell with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black. It tells the story of American outlaws and folk heroes Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

The musical played the Glasgow King’s in April this year, garnering a four star review from Scotsman critic Joyce McMillan who said “Katie Tonkinson and Alex James-Hatton deliver two moving, thought-provoking performances in the leading roles, charting how the booming Hollywood film industry encouraged small-town Americans to dream of other worlds, while the crushing economic crisis of the Depression often left young men with little alternative but to take to crime.”

poor advance ticket sales

The tour’s producers have blamed poor advance ticket sales for shuttering the production which opened its tour at the Leicester Curve in February.

They issued a statement saying: “Unfortunately, it has been concluded that due to disappointing ticket sales it is no longer financially viable to continue with the tour.

“We would like to thank the extremely hard working and endlessly talented cast and company that have entertained thousands of audience members across the country with this production which has garnered fans from across the UK and overseas.”

All existing ticketholders should be “contacted directly by their point of purchase shortly”.

Further details on Capital Theatres website: Here.


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