One weekend only

WINCHESTER – Local theatre troupe, the Dundas County Players, will bring the children’s classic Bugsy Malone to the stage for one weekend only in Winchester’s Old Town Hall.

The pint-sized, pinstriped musical is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920s and features two rival gangs comprised completely of children squaring off under the backdrop of the Capone-esque prohibition era.

The plot revolves around Dandy Dany and his gang, who gains the upper hand with their new “splurge” guns. In response, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons turn to Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, to save their operation.

The cast of Bugsy Malone went through their final technical rehearsal Mon., Aug. 12 before posing for a photo. The Dundas County Players musical comedy production will offer evening shows from Thurs., Aug., 15 to Sat., Aug.17 with a matinee at 2 pm Sun., Aug. 18 at the Old Town Hall. Schoch Photo

Based on the hit 1976 film starring a preteen Scott Baio and Jodi Foster and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, this production is good, clean, comedic fun.

Evening performances will take place Thurs., Aug 15 to Sat., Aug.17 with a matinee at 2 pm Sun., Aug. 18 at the Old Town Hall at 478 Main Street in Winchester.

Tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for youths (18-years-old and under) and can be purchased on-line at, by contacting the DCP Ticket Line at 613-297-0097 or in person at the Planted Arrow Flowers and Gifts in Winchester.

Tickets will also be available at the door.