A play by Alan Parker with Words and Music by Paul Williams.
Published by Warner Chappell Music. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd.


1 clarinet I or flute 
1 clarinet II or alto sax
1 bassoon
1 trumpet
1 trombone
1 guitar
1 bass guitar
1 drums
1 piano
Can also be performed with piano accompaniment 


Vocal scores and band parts are available for hire. Please see application pack for details of our hire fees. 
Please note, Bugsy Malone must be performed with live band or piano accompaniment, no backing track is available.
The libretto is not available to hire, but can be purchased here.
Costumes and splurge guns can be hired from a number of organisations.
To view a perusal copy of the vocal score, click on VIew Score on this page.

Application Pack

Application pack includes application form, song and character lists, terms and conditions and full costing details. Download your application pack below:



Please note that if you are charging for tickets to your performance, you need to select the SOCIETIES pack, even if you are a school.

Image from The Lyric - Hammersmith (2015):

Programme Notes


1929, Gangster warfare in New York Dandy Dan’s hoodlums are terrorising the city with their new weapon – splurge guns! Fat Sam, owner of the Grand Slam Speakeasy brings in Bugsy Malone (a smooth city slicker who is far more interested in sweet-talking Blousey Brown, a would-be singer) to help him defeat his rival. But things do not run smoothly..... In fact, they get very, VERY messy!!


We thoroughly enjoyed Bugsy Malone – great fun! The script and score were great and really enjoyable. (Heath Technology College, Cheshire) Bugsy as a musical was an ideal "starter" show, a cast of thousands, but relatively easy to stage, the cast and indeed the whole school are still "buzzing"! (Appleby Grammar School, Cumbria) The production has gone very well and all our children and parents have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. (Greenfields Junior School, Hampshire) Students thoroughly enjoyed performing Bugsy Malone, they found it challenging (year 7 & 8 students, and a selection of year 5 & 6 students from our feeder Primaries) but a very entertaining script to perform, especially when working splurge guns were introduced! Our students enjoyed the challenge of performing with an accent and took on the characterisation with enthusiasm and energy. A superb production... (Clacton Coastal Academy, Essex) I just wanted to say ‘WOW’! I loved Bugsy when I went to see it last week. The best bit for me was seeing how much FUN the cast were all having- especially in that final scene. I left school with a real ‘feel good’ feeling. (South Dartmoor Community College, Devon)