Naked Boys Arrive for Soho Season in LondonDate: 18 September 2001
The hit New York musical revue Naked Boys Singing (pictured) will arrive at London's Madame JoJo's in Soho from 26 October 2001. The UK jaunt follows a successful two-year run at New York's Actors' Playhouse, with auditions taking place this week for the London show.
The revue is still running Off-Broadway, and other versions have toured to Sydney, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm and San Francisco. The basic premise involves a collaboration between 13 writers, intended to take the taboo out of being naked. Featured songs include Gratuitous Nudity, Muscle Addiction, The Naked Maid and Fight the Urge.
The American production will be fully supporting its Soho counterpart, and is presented by Plunge Productions in association with New York producer BoysCo LP. Naked Boys Singing was originally conceived by Robert Schrock for the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles.
Designed to offer humorous light entertainment to both men and women, the show features six men throwing caution and costumes to the wind. Critically acclaimed in the States, its arrival may coincide with a similar Nude Boys Revue at London King's Head Theatre.
Naked Boys Singing will be directed by Kerry Michael, the Associate Artistic Director at Stratford East Theatre Royal. Musical director is Annemarie Lewis Thomas, who oversaw Calamity Jane for Battersea Arts Centre.
- by Gareth Thompson