Bronco Billy The Musical to make UK premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre

Bronco Billy The Musical is to make its UK debut at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.

The show, which had its world premiere at Los Angeles’ Skylight Theatre in 2019, will run at the venue from 23 January – 7 April 2024.

Emily Benjamin (Cabaret) will star in the cast of the musical, based on the 1980s American Western comedy-drama film starring Clint Eastwood.

Dennis Hackin has penned the book with a score by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres and additional lyrics from Michele Brourman.

It’s 1979 and life is tough for a group of romantic fast-drawing, trick-riding, disco-dancing Wild West roustabouts and their travelling show, but things take an unexpected turn when Bronco Billy (leader of this rag-tag troupe) meets Antoinette Lilly, a determined Manhattan heiress on the run for her life.

So begins a wild, zany ride in this thrillingly upbeat musical about love, reinvention, family and living your dream.

Emily Benjamin said: “I’m so excited to explore this wild world of Bronco Billy – The Musical – a show that says you can be whatever you want to be if that’s a powerful woman, a disco dancer, a poet, a performer, a cowboy – there’s somewhere out there that you can be your true self, no matter what other people tell you.”

Bronco Billy is directed by Hunter Bird with set design by Amy Jane Cook, costume design by Sarah Mercade, choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, lighting design by Nick Richings, sound design by Andrew Johnson, illusion design by John Bulleid fight and intimacy direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd, music supervision by David O, casting by Will Burton. The associate director is Amber Sinclair-Case and Danny Hackin the associate producer.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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