Pastiche’s very first production was Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boyfriend, which they performed in January 1997.

Set in the 1920’s French Riviera, The Boy Friend tells the story of English heiress Polly and her quest to find the one thing she does not have: a boyfriend. This is just the tip of the mistaken identity iceberg, as love proceeds to find its way charmingly through nearly every member of the cast and bring them all to a happy ending.

The score features songs including Won’t You Charleston With Me, Nicer In Nice, Perfect Young Ladies and the title song, The Boyfriend.

The production raised money for the British Heart Foundation in honour of Pastiche’s first rehearsal pianist, who died from a heart attack whilst the show was in rehearsal.


Hortense Carol Williams
Masie Elaine Verweymeren
Dulcie Roma Ridley
Fay Rebecca Llewellyn
Nancy Vanda Simmonds
Polly Browne Kay Mulligan
Marcel Mike Le Grange
Pierre Paul Lancaster
Alphonse Les Kenny
Madam Dubonnet Jean George
Bobby Van Husen Simon Bodenham
Percival Brown Rick Williams
Tony Neil Pulman
Lord Brockhurst Les McGowan
Lady Brockhurst Pam McGowan
Gendarme Maxwell Harkness
Waiter Maxwell Harkness
Pepe Ron Webb
Lolita Gloria Webb
Guests Gloria Webb, Ron Webb
Production Team
Book and Lyrics Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
Music  Julian Slade
Director Jean Hobson
Musical Director Derek Holland
Stage Manager Rod George
Box Office Joyce Harkness
Pianists Jamie Blethyn and Marjorie Darkins
Choreography Roma Ridley and Vanda Simmonds
Prompt Maggie Warren
Scenery Gwynne Evans
Front of House Alan Hobson
Costumes 'The Wardrobe Mistress'


Song List
Perfect Young Ladies
The Boy Friend
Won't You Charleston With Me?
Fancy Forgetting
I Could Be Happy With You
The Boyfriend (Reprise)
Sur Le Plage
A Room In Bloomsbury
It's Nicer In Nice
The 'You-Don't-Want-To-Play-With-Me' Blues
Safety In Numbers
I Could Be Happy With You (Reprise)
The Riveria
It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love
Carvinal Tango
Poor Little Pierrette

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