Can you help track Bugsy mob?
INSTANTLY recognisable, perhaps, in this 15-year-old picture are Mark Little and Gaby Roslin, then hosts of Channel 4 s The Big Breakfast show. But who else can you spot and where are they now? They were the original cast of a 1994 youth theatre productio
INSTANTLY recognisable, perhaps, in this 15-year-old picture are Mark Little and Gaby Roslin, then hosts of Channel 4's The Big Breakfast show.
But who else can you spot and where are they now? They were the original cast of a 1994 youth theatre production of Bugsy Malone which was staged at the Emery Theatre in Poplar.
Eastside Educational Trust, the arts education charity that produced the musical, want to get back in touch with all the former cast members - whether you were dancing in Fat Sam's speakeasy or Fat Sam himself. And they have asked School Yard to help.
They were aged between eight to 15 back then. 2009 is the charity's 15th anniversary year and Eastside are planning a big party this summer and want the original Bugsy Malone cast as the guests of honour.
Gary Wilmot, West End stage actor and singer and patron to Eastside saw the first performance. "Some of the things I saw I found very inspirational. I found these kids surprising people they'd never met before and surprising themselves. It takes a lot of gumption to get up on stage and these kids were unstoppable," he said.
Christopher Enticott, Artistic director of Eastside Educational Trust comments "Eastside has come along way from that first production and after fifteen years, it would be great to see what all the cast are getting up to now, particularly if they are living in the local area."
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If you recognise yourself in this photograph or if you recognise a friend or family, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let Eastside know who you are, your involvement in the production and a little about yourself.