The Boy Friend

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Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Tony Brockhurst Carl Smith

Reviews & Awards

Frank Ruhrmund - Western Morning News

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN – May 1996

When first staged in the West end in the 1950s, Sandy Wilson’s pastiche musical comedy of the 1920s ran for a record breaking five years. Given the glorious weather it enjoyed at it’s opening night, this production by the Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society could run here forever.

A superb start to the Minack Theatre’s summer season, this is a Champagne production which bubbles and sparkles and is well nigh perfect.

Called upon to act, sing and dance, each of the large cast copes with at least two of these demands, some of them with all three, a higher than average for most musicals, and are excellent. The choreography and costumes are good too.

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The Cornishman

BUBBLE? THIS ONE POSITIVELY SPARKLED! – May 1996

A huge happy Bank Holiday audience, blue seas and sky, even a golden half moon, who could wish for anything more? A superb start to the Minack’s summer season : a carnival, not to say champagne, evening. In fact ‘Sur le Plage de Minack’ the only worry was, would the Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society’s production of ‘The Boy Friend’ bubble ?

In the event, it’s version of Sandy Wilson’s pastiche musical comedy of the 1920’s – even as musicals go they don’t come any more frothy or foolish than this one – was well nigh perfect and not only bubbled but sparkled. When first staged in the West End in the 1950s, the show ran for a record-breaking five years. Given the glorious weather it had on Monday, it could run at the Minack forever.

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Show Date: May 1996

Venue: Minack Theatre

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