The Boy Friend

Menier Chocolate Factory, London
The Boy Friend
Menier Chocolate Factory, London
Our Review 5 / 5

We plead to have/We need to have/In fact our poor hearts bleed to have/ That certain thing called 'The Boy Friend’

Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time. 

Previews from |
22nd November 2019
Opening date |
3rd December 2020
Booking from |
18th October 2021
Available until |
7th March 2020
Closes |
7th March 2020
Sandy Wilson
Matthew White
Songs by:
Sandy Wilson
Paul Anderson
Gregory Clarke
Paul Farnsworth
Bill Deamer
Cast list:
Jack Butterworth, Janie Dee, Adrian Edmondson, Tiffany Graves, Dylan Mason, Amara Okereke, Issy Van Randwyck, Tom Bales, Ryan Carter, Chloe Goodliffe, Matthew Ives, Bethany Huckle, Emily Langham, Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson, Annie Southall, Peter Nash and Robert Portal

Menier Chocolate Factory Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest tube:
London Bridge

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Boy Friend


London's Menier Chocolate Factory has an enviable track record with its Christmas musicals, many of which have subsequently transferred to the West End, including Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Merrily We Roll Along, Funny Girl and last year's entry Fiddler on the Roof (which has just ended its run at the Playhouse), and some that have moved to both the West End and then Broadway, including Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and Sweet Charity. Read more

Latest The Boy Friend News & Features

Janie Dee
Janie Dee & more to star in The Boy Friend at Menier Chocolate Factory
Friday, 27 September, 2019, 09:35
Initial casting has been reported for the upcoming revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boy Friend, which, as previously announced, will be staged at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd November 2019 to 7th March 2020. Two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee is set to take on the role of Madame Dubonnet, alongside Tiffany Graves (as Hortense), Adrian Edmondson (as Lord Brockhurst), Issy van Randwyck (as...
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