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.
|Polly Browne||Kay Mulligan|
|Marcel||Mike Le Grange|
|Madam Dubonnet||Jean George|
|Bobby Van Husen||Simon Bodenham|
|Percival Brown||Rick Williams|
|Lord Brockhurst||Les McGowan|
|Lady Brockhurst||Pam McGowan|
|Guests||Gloria Webb, Ron Webb|
|Book and Lyrics||Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade|
|Musical Director||Derek Holland|
|Stage Manager||Rod George|
|Box Office||Joyce Harkness|
|Pianists||Jamie Blethyn and Marjorie Darkins|
|Choreography||Roma Ridley and Vanda Simmonds|
|Front of House||Alan Hobson|
|Costumes||'The Wardrobe Mistress'|
|Perfect Young Ladies|
|The Boy Friend|
|Won't You Charleston With Me?|
|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)|
|It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love|
|Poor Little Pierrette|
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