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THEATRE REVIEW: Act II Theatre Company, Bonnie and Clyde, Gangster's paradise for as long as you live




The cast of Act II Theatre Company's Bonnie and Clyde.Photo supplied by Act II Theatre Company. (3194695)
The cast of Act II Theatre Company's Bonnie and Clyde.Photo supplied by Act II Theatre Company. (3194695)

When news first broke that the ever-ambitious Act II Theatre Company were going to tackle Bonnie and Clyde, the possibility emerged that this could be the stage group's finest ever hour.

But as the late, great Sir Richard Attenborough was told 55 years ago when he was first approached to make a film about Indian peace campaigner Mahatma Gandhi, this production would stand or fall on the casting of the two lead characters.

So it was that Bonnie Parker (Molly Riches) and Clyde Barrow (Rory Prestt) were handed the once-in-a-lifetime job of singing, acting and impersonating the Depression-era outlaws.


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