Complete Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of Boy Meets Boy Musical

News   Complete Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of Boy Meets Boy Musical
 
Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the cast for its U.K. premiere of the vintage Off-Broadway musical Boy Meets Boy, which will run Nov. 21-Dec. 20 with an official opening Nov. 27.

Stephen Ashfield
Stephen Ashfield

Directed by Gene David Kirk, the cast will comprise Stephen Ashfield, Craig Fletcher, Johnjo Flynn, Ben Kavanagh, Anna Nicholas and Benjamin Bailey, Carly Mackelvie, Gregory Sims, Biancha Szynal, Helen Turner, Jay Webb and Aron Wild.

Boy Meets Boy features music and lyrics by Bill Solly and a book by Solly and Donald Ward.

The musical is described as such: "The time: December 11th, 1936. The place: the elegant Savoy Hotel in London. Outside, the abdication crisis is reaching its climax, the United States reels from the Great Depression and Continental Europe is shadowed by the menace of Hitler and the National Socialist party as storm clouds gather for the maelstrom to come. Inside, society London exists in the twilight of empire - a hedonistic bubble where party-goers dance away the last years of peace. Boy Meets Boy is set against this backdrop of pre-war London sophistication, a world of cocktails and carriages, black-tie and ball-dresses where Nightingales Sing in Berkeley Square and unconventional romance blooms."

The production will also feature musical direction by Stefan Bednarczyk, choreography by Lee Proud, design by Alice Walkling and lighting design by Phil Hewitt.

Boy Meets Boy opened in 1975 Off-Broadway at the Actors’ Playhouse and ran for 463 performances.

Jermyn Street Theatre is located at 16b Jermyn Street. For ticket information call 0207 287 2875 or visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk.  

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