The Boy Friend (2013)
by Sandy Wilson
In summer 1920 at a finishing school in the Riviera, two young people fall in love but they’re not really who they say they are! Full of hummable tunes, tap dancing and tangos and a sub plot that will leave you smirking, we hope you’ll enjoy this spoof on old time musical plays with perhaps just a hint of Ken Russell’s visual exuberance.
- Hortense - Alice St.Aubyn
- Polly Browne - Ellen Hunter
- Mme Dubonnet - Audrey Lindsay
- Tony - James Bowman
- Bobby Van Heuson - Adam Crook
- Percival Browne - Iain Krelle
- Lord Brockhurst - Alan Jarvis
- Lady Brockhurst - Sally Buckley
- Dulcie - Daisy Swayne
- Maisie - Nadia Harding
- Fay - Lisa FireChild
- Nancy - Phoebe Rees
- Marcel - Dean Wicks
- Pierre - Thomas Quinn (sic)
- Alphonse - Steve Brown
- Students - Shona Doyle, Louise Twinn
- Specialty dancers - Jenni Chadney, Louise Twinn
- Dancer/Waiter/Gendarme - Alex Watts
- Stage Manager - Jai Campbell & Chris Lewis (One night only)
- Assistant Stage Management - Chris Lewis, Ellie Bunch, Bobby Smith
- Lighting Design - Jenny Harris
- Lighting Operator - Kevin Leech
- Set Design - Jenny Gammon
- Set Construction - Chaz Doyle, Mark Ireson, Iain Krelle
- Choreographer - Jenni Chadney
- Musician/Accompanist - Andrew Chadney
- Vocal Coach - Helen Jones
- Costumes & Props - Val Williams, Jenni Chadney, Jean Dobson, Matt Gosden, Kay George, Jenny Gammon, Iain Krelle and the cast
- Poster Chaz Doyle & Jenny Gammon
- Photography - Phil Gammon
- Artistic interpretation on Wednesday 5th June by Bibi Lacey-Davidson
Nick at The Park; Robin at The Hope; our tireless Bar & Box Office staff; Jeanette Hoile and her FOH and Raffle teams; Emma Kerby-Evans; the productions of Death Defying Acts and Flatspin without whose patience this production could never have been achieved.
A special thank you to Sam Gosden for the replacement piano.
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The Boy Friend 1993 Bell Theatre production.