Splurge, splurge, splurge was not just the best thing coming out of guns in Bugsy Malone, the story was great and the boys and girls really excellent, writes Morgan Thomas, 11, the Observer's guest reviewer from Maidenhead's Desborough School.

The show at Windsor's Theatre Royal is a community performance and there are just too many names to mention, but I really liked Owen Barkla as Bugsy and Scott Robinson as Dandy Dan.

Chloe Stannage as Blousey Brown and Mackenzie Foixcroft as Fat Sam were also very good.

It was a bit difficult to follow the lines at times as the speech was quick and very American. As I have never seen the film the story was new and so it was exciting.

The songs were sung excellently and the fighting gang scenes good....but I really love the splurge guns with all the cream coming out.

The cars which really do look like gangster cars are pedal cars and made the scenes very authentic.

I would recommend this to all families as there is something for children, mums and dads.

I laughed a lot and the whole show went so quickly I wanted to see it all again.

Bugsy Malone is part of the Theatre Royal Windsor's Learning Programme and celebrates 40 years of the iconic film.

It is brought to the stage by a professional creative team working alongside the best young talent in the community and is a must-see.

The 'Royal' runs an ambitious creative learning programme to collaborate with talented young people and offers them the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals. It offered a wide range of roles to anyone interested, from performing, playing in the band and stage managing to directing and choreography, marketing, costume design, lighting and sound.

All the participants are aged 9-18 and are now experiencing how a professional working theatre is run, both onstage and backstage.

The whole cast and crew are treated like professionals throughout their time working on the show from the auditions right through to the final curtain call.

A theatre spokesman said: "We hope that being in this environment will encourage those taking part to appreciate the passion and hard work that goes on to produce a show of this quality and scale."

Bugsy Malone is set in Chicago in the 1920s and concerns the battle for criminal supremacy of rival gangs led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Into the mix steps aspiring boxing promoter Bugsy Malone, who becomes involved with night club singer Blousey Brown and agrees to help Fat Sam turn the tables on his rival.

The weapons in this story are of course, the famous splurge guns and in the finale just about everyone gets splurged before getting up and realising they can all be friends after all.

With well-known songs such as Bugsy Malone, Fat Sam’s Grand Slam and Bad Guys, plus exciting dance routines, this is a massively popular show for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Bugsy Malone, Theatre Royal Windsor:

Today (Friday)-Sunday, August 13. Evening: Friday-Saturday at 7pm, matinees: Tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday at 2.30pm, prices £13-£35.

Box Office: 01753 853 888 or www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk