Beloved 20s musical The Boy Friend is back in London!
In the first major London revival in over a decade, Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend is coming to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory for a 15 week season! Running from 22 November to 7 March, song and dance musical is landing in London just in time to bring the roaring 20s back in style. The Boy Friend has been a rip-roaring success since its premiere over half a century ago, and this run is expected to be as popular as the ladies of Madame Dubonnet’s finishing school. Book your tickets for The Boy Friend musical now to ensure you’ll have a seat to the fun!
What is The Boy Friend musical?
Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical is an ode to the 1920s. This musical comedy is returning to London more than a decade after its incredibly successful runs at Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre. Madame Dubbonet has a finishing school near Nice. The young women who attend her school are full of hope, song and plenty of dances. These young ladies are constantly serenading or being serenaded by their boy friends, who are likely to pop out of the French windows for a song and dance routine.
The ladies of the finishing school are determined to have fun with their dates at the fancy dress ball. Polly is in despair because she’s the only one of her friends without a date to the ball, when she meets Tony, the delivery boy and romance begins to bloom. Polly and Tony both have secrets they need to keep and when Lord and Lady Brockhurst arrive on the scene, it seems that secrets will be revealed.
This light-hearted musical has delighted audiences around the world and has earned itself a place among Britain’s most beloved musicals of all time.
Cast and Creatives of The Boy Friend
The cast of the Menier Chocolate Factory run of The Boy Friend has yet to be announced. When the production initially transferred to Broadway it was a big break for Julie Andrews who would go on to become a household name around the world. Stay tuned, casting announcements will be made in due course.
With book, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson, this adaptation is brought to life by Matthew White (She Loves Me, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors). The creative team is rounded out by Choreography and Associate Direction from Bill Deamer, Design by Paul Farnsworth and Lighting design by Paul Anderson. There will be Sound Design by Gregory Clarke, Hair and Wig Design by Richard Mawbey, Musical Supervision & Direction by Simon Beck and Orchestrations from David Cullen.
The Boy Friend tickets available now!
The Boy Friend tickets are expected to be in just as high demand as the perfect young ladies of Madame Dubbonet’s finishing school. Keep an eye on our page for special offers and book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment!