American bandits from the Great Depression on stage

THE first national tour of the wildly successful musical version of Bonnie and Clyde makes two stops in the south and west, and the first is at Southampton Mayflower from 2nd to 6th April.

Chosen as the best new musical of 2023, it stars Katie Tonkinson as Bonnie Parker and Alex James-Hatton as her lover Clyde Barrow. Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing’s Catherine Tyldesley makes her musical theatre debut as Blanche Barrow with R&B and soul singer-songwriter Jaz Ellington as The Preacher.

Bonnie and Clyde is the story of two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere who became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure – and each other. Fearless, shameless and alluring, this is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation as the pair made their robbing way around the US – and inspired the 1967 film that starred Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty and Gene Hackman.

The tour also comes to Bath Theatre Royal from 30th April to 4th May.


Photograph by The Other Richard