1st Night Photos: Sorting the Men From the BoysDate: 10 July 2009
Recent King's Head hits F**king Men and Naked Boys Singing transferred together to the Arts Theatre last night (9 July, previews from 7 July) where they run alongside each other - audiences can see just one or both in a double-bill.
A long-running New York hit, Naked Boys Singing was first seen in London at Madame JoJo’s in Soho in 2001. This new production, which started at the King’s Head in May, has been specifically reshaped for London audiences by Willmott. The 65-minute musical comedy revue celebrating the glories of the male body features 17 songs by 13 writers performed by seven good-looking actors – in the nude.
F**king Men was another long-running New York hit and, according to the show spokesperson, now qualifies as London’s longest-running production at a single Off-West End venue, having extended multiple times at the King’s Head in Islington where it first opened in January.
TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF THE F***ING MEN & NAKED BOYS SINGING 1ST NIGHT PHOTOS,
The “naked boys” are Stephen Butler, Duncan Leighton, David Lucas, Adam Mendlesohn, Matthew Russell-Jones, Nathan Taylor and Joe Van Haeften. The production has musical direction by Elliot Davis and choreography by Andrew Wright.
The F**king Men cast are Stewart Alexander, Stephen Billington, Scott Capurro, Matthew Clancy, Dan Ford, James Kristian, Timothy Lone, Shai Matheson, Patrick Poletti, Chris Polick and Adam Unze. F**king Men is produced by the King’s Head and Steam Industry. Naked Boys Singing is produced by the King’s Head, Skullduggery Theatre Company, Jacki Barlia Florin and Patricia Greenwald.