Boney M compilation musical Daddy Cool received its world premiere last night (21 September 2006, previews from 15 August) at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre, where it was originally due to open last May (See News, 7 Jul 2006).

The musical – in which pop stars Javine and So Solid Crew’s Harvey lead a 35-strong cast, including EastEndersMichelle Collins - features the hits of Seventies disco group Boney M, as well as other pop hits from the stable of producer Frank Farian, reinterpreted with contemporary influences and set alongside a modern London story loosely based on Romeo and Juliet (See News, 19 Jan 2006).

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Also in the cast of Daddy Cool are Dwayne Wint, Camilla Beeput, Melanie La Barrie, Donovan F Blackwood and Ricky Norwood. The musical has a book by Amani Naphtali. It’s directed by Andy Goldberg and designed by Jon Morrell.

For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer was on hand for the post-show party at Floridita in Wardour Street with the company and their guests, including stars from the worlds of music and television, including Cliff Richard, Dermot Murnaghan, Ian Watkins, Jesus, Lisa Mafia and Romeo, Peter Straker, Tony Hadley and Vanessa Feltz.

- by Terri Paddock