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The Boy Friend musical to be revived at Menier Chocolate Factory

The hit musical is returning in a new production

The Menier Chocolate Factory
Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark, SE1
(© Ewan Munro CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory over Christmas, it has been announced.

Wilson's 1953 musical, a love letter to the 1920s, will be directed by Matthew White (Little Shop of Horrors, She Loves Me) with choreography and associate direction by Bill Deamer, design by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by Gregory Clarke, hair and wig design by Richard Mawbey, musical supervision and direction by Simon Beck and orchestration by David Cullen.

It is set in a finishing school in the south of France, where forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance. The show was adapted into a film in 1971 starring Twiggy, who won two Golden Globes.

The Boy Friend will have a lengthy run at the venue from 22 November to 7 March 2020, with an official opening night on 3 December. Casting is to be announced.