THEIR names roll off the tongue like Mickey and Minnie, Barbie and Ken, Morecambe and Wise.

Known for the notorious crimes they committed during their short lives, Bonnie and Clyde were two of America's most infamous gangsters. Growing up with a yearning for fame - him as an outlaw like Billy the Kid, her as a Hollywood star - the pair became unlikely heroes during their time on the run, often stopping mid bank robbery to sign autographs.

But they met a tragic end in 1934 when the police finally caught up with the gun-toting pair. Clyde Barrow was aged 25, Bonnie Parker just 23 years old.

At the heart of their legendary story, however, was a tale of adventure, fearlessness, family and, ultimately love – just begging to be shared with today's theatregoers.

After winning awards in the West End, Bonnie & Clyde is raising a little hell (and the roof) at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre until Saturday, April 6 as part of a UK-wide tour.

The tale itself probably needs no introduction, but the production perfectly captures the charm of the pair with both Alex James Hatton as Clyde and Katie Tomkinson as Bonnie drawing the audience in with their effortless allure and self-confidence. It's easy to see why the twosome became unlikely pin-ups.

We're also introduced to the tale of Clyde;s lesser-known big brother, Buck (Sam Ferriday) and his long-suffering. God-fearing wife Blanche (Catherine Tyldesley) ­as we witness their own story of everlasting love.

There's not a lot of dancing here, but the energy and adrenaline on stage is more than enough to keep this a fast-paced show. The songs come thick and fast and what a perfect score this is ­— poignant ballads such as You Love Who You Love and Dyin' Ain't So Bad coupled with the rockier Raise A Little Hell and the catchy How 'Bout A Dance cleverly capture the vibe of the era and are performed with some of the best, most powerfully captivating voices I think I've ever heard. You could have heard a pin drop - pure class.

The audience were on their feet even before the final scene drew to a close - fearless, shameless and utterly brilliant. Don't miss it!