UWE presents The Boy Friend

Issue date: 04 March 2009

The Boy Friend UWE presents The Boy Friend
Redgrave Theatre – Clifton, Bristol
4 - 7 March 2009

Students from the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) will present The Boy Friend, at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from 4 - 7 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 7 March at 14.30.

The Jazz Age lives on in this light, romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy.

The musical is set on the French Riviera where Polly, an English heiress attending Mme Dubonnet's Finishing School, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. Recalling her father's warning to beware fortune seekers, she poses as a secretary, unaware Tony is in fact the missing son of the wealthy Lord Brockhurst. Things get complicated with the unexpected arrival in Nice of Polly's parents at the same time as Lord and Lady Brockhurst, but eventually there is a happy ending for all.

The show's many memorable roles include the flirtatious Mme Dubonnet, her boy-crazy students and Polly (the role which turned Julie Andrews into an overnight sensation). With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the inevitable Charleston) and winning sense of humour, The Boy Friend is a sparkling, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp in the spirit of 'No, No, Nanette'.

The show is directed by Alex Turasiewicz and choreography is by Jacquie Bell. Ian Henderson is the producer and musical director with costume and set design courtesy of John Cousins. The CPA production team and cast have worked hard to create an ebullient and funny performance.

Make a date in your diary for a show full of nostalgia of bygone times!

Ticket Price: £10 (concessions £7) available from UWE on-line shop on-line shop


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