Pastiche’s very first production was Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend, 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 Boy Friend.

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, Music and Lyrics Sandy Wilson
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
Act One Act Two Act Three
Overture Sur Le Plage The Riveria
Perfect Young Ladies A Room In Bloomsbury It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love
The Boy Friend It's Nicer in Nice Carnival Tango
Won't You Charleston With Me? The 'You-Don't-Want-To-Play-With-Me' Blues Poor Little Pierrette
Fancy Forgetting Safety In Numbers Finale
I Could Be Happy With You I Could Be Happy With You (Reprise)
The Boy Friend (Reprise)

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