Menier Chocolate Factory announces initial casting for ‘The Boy Friend’

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for their major revival of Sandy Wilson’s much love musical, The Boy Friend, which runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22 November 2019 to 7 March 2020.

Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst).

Full casting will be announced shortly.


We plead to have/We need to have/In fact our poor hearts bleed to have/

That certain thing called ‘The Boy Friend’

Sandy Wilson’s all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnet’s finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.


The creative team includes: Choreographer & Associate Director: Bill Deamer; Designer: Paul Farnsworth; Lighting Designer: Paul Anderson; Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke; Hair & Wig Designer: Richard Mawbey; Musical Supervisor & Director: Simon Beck; and Orchestrator: David Cullen.


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