A salute to The Andrews Sisters
Long before The Spice Girls, Bananarama, and The Supremes, The Andrews Sisters ruled the charts. As the original girl group, they were a global sensation during their heyday in the late 1930s and throughout the 1940s, selling records by the millions. In Bugle Boys, three sassy female impersonators bitch, squabble, and sing some of The Andrews Sisters’ most beloved songs, delivering a hilarious and ludicrously fictitious tale of their life and career. An original Australian production, Bugle Boys will have its European premiere in Edinburgh this summer.
All about Bugle Boys
This unique show was conceived and written by John Livings, originally produced by Moira Bennett, and saw its stage debut at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel in October 2015.
Frocked-up to the nines in faux military costumes, the three ‘girls’ had audiences in stitches from the outset, garnering rave reviews and sell-out performances.
In February 2016, Bugle Boys (dis)graced The Famous Spiegeltent in Canberra, and the following month packed houses at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Bugle Boys in Edinburgh
Building on the show’s Australian success, a UK production of Bugle Boys is currently in development, due to hit Edinburgh stages this summer for a scratch night run, followed by a full run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Edinburgh show will star an all new cast of UK talent, and a freshly adapted script by John. It’s being co-produced by Moira again, with additional production support from Civil Disobedience, and directed by Barry Church-Woods.
Venue: Assembly Hall, Rainy Hall
Dates: 2-26 August (not 13th / 20th)
Time: 19:40 (1 hour)
What the critics say
★★★★★ –Theatre People
Cheeky repartee –Melbourne Herald Sun