The Boy Friend


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.
The Boy Friend at Menier Chocolate Factory

Image: Menier Chocolate Factory


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory
Starts: Friday 22 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 7 March 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The Boy Friend opened in London in 1953, before a West End run in 1954, and ran for more than 5 years.


The subsequent Broadway run in 1954 made a star of the then-unknown Julie Andrews.


The production sees Matthew White renew his collaboration with the Menier - he previously directed She Loves Me, Candide, Sweet Charity (also West End), Little Shop of Horrors (also West End) and The Last Five Years.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
53 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 020 7378 1713

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 22 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 7 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

(No matinee on 23rd & 24th November and 1st & 8th December.

Additional performances on Monday 25th November and 2nd December.)


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£39.50 - £49.50 (22 Nov to 2 Dec)

Standard:
£42.50 - £49.50

Concessions:
£39.50

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Creatives


Author: Sandy Wilson
Composer: Sandy Wilson
Lyricist: Sandy Wilson
Director: 

Matthew White

Bill Deamer


Designer: Paul Farnsworth
Musical direction: Simon Beck
Choreography: Bill Deamer
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Sound: Gregory Clarke

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